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The owners of the plantation

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Gene Monahan

on 4 November 2016

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Transcript of The owners of the plantation

Jobs on a plantation
Indentured servants
Indentured servants worked as slaves until a certain time in their lives. In addition to being given freedom, they were given supplies, which included a certain amount of land, by their owner.
The owners of the plantation
The owners of the plantation were responsible for feeding, clothing, and sheltering their slaves, and doing that and paying their hired help, such as taskmasters to keep the slaves in line
Field slaves
Field slaves planted crops in the fields and did the farm work. However, house slaves were usaully fed and clothed better than the field slaves.
House slaves
House slaves worked in the farm house mostly, sowing and cooking. The house slaves were usaully fed and clothed better than the field slaves were.
Overseers
Overseers were people plantation owners hired from England to keep the slaves in line, and punish them for misbehavior. However, unlike the slaves, the overseers were paid to do their work.
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