Slaves were treated like property that plantation owners could do whatever they wanted with. In the south, slaves were a symbol of success ,so, plantation owners wanted as much slaves as they could afford (7). Plantation owners with 20 or more slaves were considered the true upper class (7). When slaves arrived to a plantation they would usually have to build their own houses. Most of the time the houses were made out of wooden shacks with dirt floors (13). When the slaves would go to bed they would sleep on straws or old rags which didn’t provide any warmth (4). The plantation owners provide the clothes for the slaves when they got to the plantation. Unfortunately, the clothes were really bad material and didn’t fit properly (4). Slaves were expected to work morning to night in the cotton fields. During harvest season, most of the slaves would work a 18 hour day (10). A women named Sarah Ashley, who experienced the slavery, said “I used to have to pick cotton and sometimes I pick 300 pound and tote it a mile to the cotton house. Some pick 300 to 800 pound cotton and have to tote the bag the whole mile to the gin. If they didn’t do they work they get whip till they have blister on them... (14).” It was very exhausting, hot and tiring work to work in the cotton fields. It was also a lot of work physically with no breaks. Even kids at the age of 12 would be almost working the same jobs as the adults (10). Slaves that got
First they were ripped from their home and families and would most likely never see there families again then thrown on a ship like trash over to the Americas to work. The boat ride over was treacherous, while to see the water and waves crashing against the boat making it rock back and forth over open sea making the ride so sickening and nauseating. To make it worse the merchants on board would abuse them by wiping them with whips. Disease spread like wildfire in the ship because everyone lived in such close corners with one another there was no space to go and have time to yourself, and it was a long boat ride over. If you did not survive the boat ride it really did matter to the merchants and to the people running the slave trade your life was worth nothing and your life was cheap in money so they just could go and get more slaves to take your spot. Some slaves on there way over would even commit suicide so they would not have to endure what was coming next. When you got to the land you would go directly to auctions were slaves would be bought and sold and then you were off to work. The work you may have done was either working as a domestic slave in which you would help run the household, cook, clean, take care of the children and basically do what you owner tells you to do. You may have worked in the fields on a farm or on a plantation where you would work in the beating hot sun especially in the
The treatment of slaves between the North and the South was drastically different. Slaves in the North typically lived in the same house as their master and worked by themselves, or in small groups (pg. 94). Slaves in the South tended to live in large plantations in which they were housed in plantation outbuildings (pg. 104). The difference between the North and the South in housing and working environment had a direct effect on the integration of African Americans into their new American society. When they were housed in the North with their masters and had limited exposure to other slaves, they tended to adopt the ways of their masters. This was different from the South in that after the day’s labor was finished, slaves typically retreated
The Great Migration was the migration occurred within the United States between 1910 and 1970 which saw the displacement of about seven million African Americans from the southern states to those in the North, Midwest and West. The reasons that led thousands of African Americans to leave the southern states and move to the northern industrial cities were both economic and social, related to racism, job opportunities in the industrial cities and the search of better lives, the attempts to escape racism and the Jim Crow Laws that took them away the right to vote.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story about two workers named George Milton and Lennie Small who are working in a ranch outside of Soledad, California. George takes care Lennie ,who is mentally disabled, throughout their adventure. Throughout the book, there is profound language, racism, and sexism found. These factors make people question if it is appropriate for high school students to read and analyze this book. Even though it includes these factors, Of Mice and Men should not be banned.
The United States has inflicted imperialism on the island Hawaii on January 17, 1893. They did this by overthrowing the government which was a monarchy and its ruler was Queen Liliuokalani. Then by overthrowing the sugar planters who overthrew the Queen, President William Mckinley was able to obtaining the territory for the U.S after the Spanish-American war. The U.S wanted to obtain Hawaii because of its monopoly on Sugar and its Sugar exports to The United States. The United States wanted to obtain the territory also to get rid of taxes on them and the business, and wealthy people were losing their ability to manipulate the government and wanted it as a naval base like pearl harbor.
Lives for African Americans were difficult. From separation to slavery African Americans endured a lot during the 1930s. There were people that made it either easy or hard for African Americans. There were people that stood up for African Americans. There were others who tried to make it harder on African Americans. Life was hard for some African Americans in the 1930s.
The human population is on the rise around the world, Hawaii being no exception. Even though Hawaii is a small island, overpopulation was caused by many people who are militaries, tourists, and immigrants. Actually, in 2011 Hawaii’s population density was 214 people per square mile. Also, on Oahu, where the majority of Hawaii residents live, the population density was 1,468 people per square mile. Therefore, Hawaii ranked 13th population density in the U.S. Hawaii’s overpopulation problem leads to the cost of living is high, increasing homelessness and the traffic congestion. Obviously, these overpopulation problems should be alleviate for Hawaii’s residents.
Blacks in the North were partially free, but had limitations. [Document B is a excerpt from the book, Life and Liberty in America by Charles Mackay. He wrote this in 1857-1858, and had it published in 1859.] According to Doc. B, it states, “We shall not make the black man a slave; we shall not buy him or sell him… He shall be free to live, and to thrive.” Doc B is saying that black men, are not slaves in the North. The Blacks live freely amongst themselves. Blacks are free to live without owners, and the label of just being property. This changed the life of African Americans. Having African American’s not be slaves, and to have the liberty of living freely, and it allows African Americans to feel human, and not like animals. Allows them to choose their jobs and they way they want to live their lifestyle.
In the late 1700s, America went through major changes that greatly impacted the way people lived. This was a period of time where new businesses were emerging, technologies were advancing and the cities were becoming more prominent- this period of time from 1750 to 1914 was known as the Industrial Revolution. During this revolution, America went through major changes and the people had to learn to adapt to their new surroundings expeditiously. These advances include different working conditions, living conditions, the urbanization, public health and life expectancy, child labor, working class families and the role of women, the emerging middle class and wealth and income. Some of the mentioned developments were harsh and unacceptable at the time, but all led the way to the modern day America. Industrialization greatly impacted the way Americans lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and immensely changed the course of modern day history. Without the
The wealthy were in need of cheap labor, and with the amount of blacks being sentenced, most jails still functioning were overflowing with them. Leasing was designed for black convicts, and laws passed allowed towns and independent men to lease them for a price. They black convicts were put to work building railroads, levees or doing work for private owners. The convicts did work that free labor could not. Conditions were horrible and they were forced to work knee deep in muck, in malaria-ridden swamps, and to dynamite tunnels. Convicts that were leased to plantations experienced much of the same conditions they were subjected to during enslavement. “The prisoners ate and slept on the bare ground, without blankets or mattresses, and often without clothes.” They were forced to live in their own filth, bloodied floors and vermin infested quarters. Punishments were usually carried out with lashings, however, they were subjected to “natural punishments” such as exhaustion, pneumonia, heatstroke, dysentery, malaria and frostbite. Convicts were more vulnerable than free workers, and paid a greater price. They were forced to do the jobs no one else would, especially when working for the railroad companies. “Convicts regularly were blown to bits tunnel explosions, buried in mountain landslides, and swept away in springtime
During World War II, the United States discovered that the energy of the atom could be used in a new form of bomb. However, the Germans also discovered this, meaning that it would be a race to actually complete the weapon. The U.S. knew it needed to act fast and so three facilities were created for the development of the weapon in Washington, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The plants in Tennessee were based in almost the middle of nowhere. The land had to be procured from farmers before building the worksites and the new town where the workers would live: Oak Ridge. When this new town was built on its swampy footing, it was a total secret. The rest of the world had no clue that Oak Ridge, Tennessee existed, and those working there couldn’t
According to Mother Jones, child labor was something so miserable and heart tearing. Mother Jones states, “Tiny babies of six years old with faces of sixty did an eight-hour shift for ten cents a day”. She witnessed all these poor children work every day and go home exhausted and drained. They had to work in horrible conditions, managers had no sympathy for the poor little children some would get hurt and others would die from illnesses. Jones states, “Often their hands were crushed. A finger was snapped off. They die of pneumonia, these little ones, - bronchitis and consumption.” These poor little kids were stripped from their childhood instead of playing they worked to help their family. According to Mother Jones the people responsible for
Child labor during the 18th and 19th century did not only rapidly develop an industrial revolution, but it also created a situation of difficulty and abuse by depriving children of edjucation, good physical health, and the proper emotional wellness and stability.
The book explains how at first, the black salves were similar to white servants. They worked together and were sometimes freed after a certain period. The whites and blacks hung out after work and often had kids. Few have stated that many masters in the South treated their slaves better than those up North. Some may say this because masters in the South saw their slaves as an investment, which makes prefect sense. If the slaves missed a few days working on the plantation because of illness or what the case maybe that resulted in revenue loss. Whereas the North had many other alternatives to making revenue, such as mills and other manufacturing companies; the South basically depending on slaves to have income and to support their