Slave Family Life Of Slavery

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Slaves had to endure long hours of labor in high quantities, the labor would be followed by cruel and heartless beatings, malicious harm, and vicious torture. They worked in all weather conditions from sunup to sundown every day. Many slave families lived in one crowded room, and were given corn or rice for food, they were also given one set of clothing to wear for years, and most did not have shoes. The stability of the slave family was often challenged due to the fact that no state law recognized marriage among slaves and masters had legal authority over slave children and the possibility of forced separation. Due to the poor living conditions, disease and death rates were high. Although there were a few kind slave owners, many masters believed
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