Life Under Slavery: The Enslaved African Americans In The 1800s

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Life Under Slavery

The enslaved African-Americans faced several hardships and danger because, in the 1800s, they did not protect enslaved families, but they were able to create family lives, religious beliefs, and a distant culture. At any time, a husband or wife could be sold to a different owner, or a slaveholder’s death could lead to the breakup of an enslaved family. So, if the slaves were sold to a different owner they aren 't responsible anymore for what happens to them. For example, if the slave gains a sickness something like that and the slave ends up dying they aren 't responsible for that.

I am going to be talking about how the African Americans lived. First, they were able to make families and they included friends in their families just in case one of the family members gets sold away and they had children they could take care of their kids. According to the text on page 433, it says, "If a father or mother were sold away, an aunt, uncle, or close friend could raise the children left behind."
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If they didn 't have money they wouldn 't be able to get things that they need. Slaves do all the work, so the owner would need to do all the work alone or maybe there wouldn 't be a cotton business because the slaves do everything. According to the text on page 424, it says, "They believed that an economy based on cotton and slavery would continue to prosper. "The quote supports my answer because it says cotton and slavery would continue to flourish so basically what they are saying is that like they need both things to progress. So, if there weren 't slaves to work in the cotton business wouldn 't be able to progress unless the owner does everything slaves do like grow the cotton make it, and then sell

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