How Did Reconstruction Change Life For African Americans

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How did Reconstruction change life for African Americans? Before Reconstruction, every African’s life was different. Some Africans worked on plantations, which meant they worked from sunrise to sunset, six days a week. They would even get food that wasn’t capable of being eaten. The plantation slaves lived in small shakes that had a dirt floor and little to no furniture. If there was a cruel overseer, otherwise known as a supervisor, on a large plantation, Africans would be treated like they worked on a small farm that didn’t grow enough crops for them to eat. Overseers were paid to get as much work as they could get out of the Africans, they would do whatever means they had to. If slaves complained to the slaveholder about being treated unfairly,
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