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Loretto McInerney SLAVERY
The trade, the work, the family, the life on the plantation. THE INTERNATIONAL SLAVE TRADE JOBS OF A SLAVE Sources: Slave trade wasn't just at a southern slave auction. The trade was international and lasted from 1441 to 1870 until it was outlawed. Roughly 11.4 to 13.8 million slaves were captured from Africa against their will to be sold internationally. 75,000 to 625,000 were shipped to the United States from Africa or other slave holding countries MASTER AND SLAVE The relationship between a master and his slave was like one between a farmer and his horse. Much like the horse, the slave was very valuable and cost the farmer a lot of money. Therefore it had to be taken care of. Although the slaves were out to harsh manual labor in the fields, they were clothed and well fed to keep them healthy so that no money or labor is lost. This care wasn't out of concern for them as people it was concern for them as an animal or a piece of property that could break. When most think of the work of a slave they think of hard work in cotton or tobacco fields and although that was the job of a large percentage of slaves they also had other jobs. Slaves were used as nanny's and maids as well as other house jobs. The more talented ones were also used as tailors and carpenters. At one point in the civil war slaves were even used as union soldiers. Greene, Meg. Slave Young Slave Long: Meg Greene, 1999
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Currie, Stephen, Life of a Slave on a Southern Plantation: lucent books inc., San Diego, CA, 2000 CHILDREN AND FAMILY
ON THE PLANTATION Children on the plantation had much less work than those adults in the fields. Children got to either be trained in what they would do when they grew, took care of the even younger children, or did household chores. Families often lacked bonds because or work schedules and lack of privacy due to the small living spaces that were often shared with non family members and the tragic auctioning of a family member. Mothers often had to return to work less than a month after birth and didn't have the opportunity to bond with their children. LIFE AS A SLAVE So how was life as a slave? Awful. Thought of as an animal or property. No privacy. No respect. No luxury, only the bare necessities to keep you alive. Over worked with no or little pay. Not even the opportunity of forming close family ties in most cases. As a slave, you were born as a machine bought for work. THIS WAS LIFE ON THE PLANTATION THANK YOU
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