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Transcript of slave conditions
- Usually worked 11;00 pm to 4;00 am
- Few short breaks for small meals
- Diet consisted of mostly rice, cornmeal, pork, and sweet potatoes
- Some worked 7 days a week but most work only 6
- The "Overseer" would abuse them in any way possible to get the most work out of them
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him
- Ezra Pound
Daily Life Of A Slave
Start Of Slavery
Freed Slaves Rights
In 1619 the Dutch introduced slaves into Jamestown to help work on tabbacco farms when America was still part of Britain. Then when the Industrail Revolution came slave buying sky rocketed and slave respect plumeted. There was new use of them with all of the cotton plantations growing and unlike other machines the cotton gin required more slaves to operate it.
Once a slave was free they still were looked down upon by others in the community. Although they were still not treated fairly they could still do a lot more things and they had much more freedoms. For instance they could get a job like a cobbler, sailor, or they could become a apprentice.;
Monday, February 17, 1843
Vol XCIII, No. 311 Gavin Mintey - Slave Conditions
Impact Slavery Had On The U.S.
Slavery had a huge impact on American life today and almost 250 years ago. There were many dark priods during this time and today it is a shady topic that leaves a haunting vibe. Today there are still racist organizations and white supremesist groups that still try to harras african americans and other cultures. Although slavery was terrible for America it did give a huge boost to the economy. Today there are still some anti slavery organizations that try to remove groups that harras other cultures.
Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness
In the Industrial Revoulution
(1820-1860) slaves were high demand. They were needed for picking cotton on platations and the cotton gin increased the need for slaves. During this time period slaves were treated with little to know respect and this era will leave a haunting racist present on the future of the America.
Slaves worked hard to keep their heritage and morale up. Slave mothers would tell stories about their life in Africa so they would keep hope. They would make quilts that showed stories from the bible, many slaves became western christian church for relegion. Slaves also sang about their relegion.
Heritage And Religeon
There were many slave revolts through out history but one of the most famous is Nat Turners rebellion. In 1831 Nat Turner and other slaves killed 55-65 people over a period of a few weeks. The state executed 56 slaves and militia men murdered close to 200 slaves thought to be part of it. The rebelion was very close to ending slavery. There were also peacful ways to revolt like the underground railroad and maroons which were small towns that runaway slaves would form
In 1862 William Seward issued a statment that passed congess and the hoese then soon became the 13th amendment. People were nhappy with the billwhile it was in debate and some people threatened not to follow if it became a law. With the help of Abe Lincoln it sson passed and slavery was officialy banned in the united States. Slowly but surely African Americans became more free as time passed.