The treatment of slaves in the United States varied by time and place, but was
generally brutal ... A cast mass of the slaves pass their lives, from the moment
they are able to go afield in the pick...
Slave life varied greatly depending on many factors. Life on the fields meant
working sunup to sundown six days a week and having food sometimes not
Daily life for a slave in North Carolina was incredibly difficult. Slaves, especially
those in the field, worked from sunrise until sunset. Even small children and the ...
Elizabeth Keckley lived a remarkable life. She was born a slave; however,
through her talent and persistence, she was able to buy her freedom and
A group of slaves gathered outside their quarters on a plantation on Cockspur
Island, Georgia in the mid-19th century.
Introduction to Colonial African American Life. Slavery existed in every colony. At
the dawn of the American Revolution, 20 percent of the population in the ...
To a degree, the material conditions of slave life were predetermined by the
status of the slave. During the early colonial period, slaves and indentured
Slaves suffered extremely high mortality. Half of all slave infants died during their
first year of life, twice the rate of white babies. And while the death rate declined ...
A slave is a person who is owned or enslaved by another person. Many colonial
Virginia farmers relied on the labor of enslaved African. Americans to help work ...
Plantation Life. "There were no beds given the slaves, unless one coarse blanket
be considered such, and none but the men and women had these...They find ...