Importance Of Punishment In Slavery

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During the time of slavery, slaves had no rights and there was no law prohibiting slave owners from abusing or punishing them. While slaves had value prior to being purchased the value changes once bought. Slaves are no longer valued based upon how much the slave owner purchased them for but how much work they can do or how good they do a job. Slaves being economic property are subject to a number of punishments which include branding, whippings and torturing. I would say that the punishment can be referred to normal wear and tear. Reason being slave were not seen as people so even if they were sold having scars it would not matter as long as they could do the work. In situations where slaves were abused to the point where they were incapable

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