Southern Slavery Research Paper

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The Life of a Slave Slavery a name known since the beginning of time but I will be focusing on the year of 1619 to 1865. When Africans first arrived at the colonial America and how they got there. They greatly influenced the lives throughout the thirteen colonies. People failed to realize they were humans just like them. In Africa, men, women, and children were being kidnapped and sold. Once abducted from their home, Europeans would make their way back to the port to transport the slaves to the New World. Most of the time salves never knew where they would end up. Before Africans would be transported, each slave would be branded on the chest and this was a way to claim a slave for when they tried to escape (Hylton). Once boarded on a ship…show more content…
When they came together it would really help take their minds off of what was truly happening. They would share stories of their dreams if they ever became free. Mothers would share some of their wisdom to their kids to help guide them in the future. Some slaves would plan a way to escape (Sand 57). Slaves were poorly fed and clothed. They wanted to keep the slaves alive but not waste a lot of money so they would feed them enough to keep them alive and work (“Southern…show more content…
In 1808, slavery was gone in the Northern states but in the South it still remained a part of their life. This caused the beginning of smuggling slave into the states. As time went by there grew political problems between the northern states and southern states. Feuding grew causing blood to be shed. The Issue eventually led to them seceding from the union (Slavery in America). While some sought to end slavery other tried to save the owner 's right to slaves. In 1793 and 1850 the fugitive slave act was instated. It helped give owners the return of runaway slave. The owners would stop at nothing to have their slave back. Sometimes owners would even have a bounty on them. It also stated anyone helping them escape can also be in trouble. The acted did not permit any of the fugitives a trial by jury nor to testify (“Fugitive
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