Short Summary: Life Under Slavery 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." The quote I choose supports my answer because it says mostly everything I said in my answer because it says why they would include friends or people they know in their families. I assume it was a smart idea for them to include people they know in their families because also if they are busy somebody in their family could take care of their children also because if they get sold away and they didn 't have friends included in their family their children would be lonely

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