Differences Between Slaves And Slaveholders

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The slaves and slaveholders that lived in the south didn 't always have a easy life. Douglass saw this as he was moved from house to house to house throughout his life as a slave. Slaves knew this due to them doing most of the hard work while the slaveholders did nothing but sit in their homes and do absolutely nothing. And when the slaveholders finally saw it themselves it was too late for them to do anything about it Slaves were the ones who had to endure all of the hardships of living in the south due to them being the ones who had to do all of the work. But they also knew this do to them also being mistreated and abused by their owners. “Their yearly clothing consisted of two coarse linen shirts, one pair of linen trousers, like the shirt, one jacket, one pair of trousers for winter, made of coarse negro cloth, one pair of stockings, and one pair of shoes.” (Douglass 36). Slaves weren 't even given bed and were forced to sleep on the floor on a coarse blanket. Slaveholders weren 't as misfortune as the slaves were due to them being the ones that put slaves through …show more content…

The difference between slaves and slaveholders is how they are negatively effected. Slaves suffer more hardships and suffering due to them being different color and being mistreated by whites. And since they are already poor and can 't afford any food, they won 't be able to survive if they can 't work for their slaveholders. But Slaveholders don 't suffer as much as slaves due. They may lose money and be poor, but they are able to get food and be able to find jobs somewhere else so they can earn money. The story really got to show the negative points for slaves and slaveholders. But it also shows the different effects for slaves and slaveholders if something bad was to happen to the land. The slaves suffered more than the slaveholders did mostly due to their skin. Slaveholders found ways to fix their problems.

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