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Slavery in America.

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Rachel Rosas

on 14 September 2012

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Slavery In U.S.A By: Daysi.G, Rachel.R, Jenny.M & Thomas.N Short video clip: Introduction to Slavery Slavery began in early August of 1619. The very first slaves were shipped by dutch ships into the British colony Jamestown, Virginia. Before there were any African-American Slaves, the British had very poor,indigenous people working on plantations or as domestic workers. Knowing that they would be able to put African-Americans to work for a less pay, everyone in the "New World' thought that it would be a great idea for everyone to have their own slave workers. Spanish workers were forced to work with African-American slaves during the time. There were approximately 645,000 slaves in the United States. Was it expensive to have a slave? Slaves were expensive to own
Men Cost $1,000
Women $800
Kids $500
Slaves were sold at any time
families were broken up
through slave trade. What were slaves used for? Slaves did what they were told to do.
20% Light skin slaves were house servants which lived in better condition
Dark skin which was 75% of slaves were used in agricultural work. Where did most of them settle in the Colonies?
Most slaves settled in British colonies
Others lived on the North as domestic workers
Slaves also settled in English colonies Where slave women given specific tasks different from the men? How were they treated? http://www.ushistory.org/us/6.asp


http://henryburke1010.tripod.com/id4.html Citations Slaves would be treated in a cruel way.
Families would be taken from there homes and moved to diseased ships.
People would be sold as slaves and be property of someone.
The owners would control there slaves by whipping them.
Slaves would work up to 18 hours a day.
They were forced to work at anything they were assigned to and they did not get paid for any job they finished. Women would take care of the children.
Women would just clean and cook for the men. It became illegal in 1808
1862-Lincoln signed legislation to end slavery
By 1865, it became the 13th amendment and slavery was abolished for good through out the United States When did slavery finally become illegal? Slavery Survey 1319E. 41st Street 09/07/12
Los Angeles, California, 90011
David Ross, CEO of Quaker Foods
555W. Monroe St. Floor 1
Chicago, Illinois 60661-3605

Dear David Ross,

Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup. Its logo has been known for the past 19 centuries. Aunt Jemima was the perfect symbol for Chris Rutt and Charles Underwood experiment with the first packaged pancake mix. Its logo represents a modern African American, which represented slavery. Former slave, Nancy Green was hired to play Aunt Jemima for the product logo for public promotions by the Davis Milling Company in 1890. Many people would buy this product but others would get offended. African American saw Aunt Jemima’s image as a setback that inspired a regression in race relations. Other African Americans saw Aunt Jemima's logo as just a black woman who makes homemade syrup and pancake mix. In our opinion, Aunt Jemima's logo is that the symbol should stay. Aunt Jemima became a national symbol of perfect domesticity at the very time that millions of black women were leaving the cotton fields of the South in search of employment in Northern urban areas. The construction of Aunt Jemima's image is one example of the historical repression of the memory of slavery. We hope you take time to think of this and imagine how worth this symbol is to people out there. Therefore, Aunt Jemima's logo shouldn’t be removed

Rachel Rosas, Daysi Garcia,
Jenny Martinez & Thomas Navarro
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