Slavery In The 1800's

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Imagine being an enslaved child in the 1800’s, tending to the animals, cleaning your owners house, and doing many light chores around the plantation. In this essay I will use two documents and my knowledge of slavery to explain the life of a child slave. The first document I chose was “A Slave Family” this document explained the basic education that a slave child received. The document states “Most colonists did not feel that slaves needed a formal education...Most slave children were educated by their family members and other adult slaves in the quarter.” This shows readers that the owners of slaves deemed their education unnecessary. Next, the document states “slaves were only valuable to their owners only when they worked...Slaves taught

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