Short Summary: The Process Of Scraping Cotton Seed

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Cotton seeds are usually planted by a girl/woman, along with a mule, plough, and a harrow. This occurs during the months of March and April. To plant the cotton seeds, a plough is used to produce beds with the help of oxen and mules. After this, a plough is drawn by a mule and creates a drill where a girl will drop seeds. Then, a mule and harrow covers up the seed. “Scraping cotton” is when a plough travels near to the cotton and throwing the furrow from it. Then, slaves would come with hoes to cut the grass and cotton, leaving the hills two and ½ feet apart from each other. The time when cotton is hoed for the fourth and last time is around the first of July. Hoeing season occurs from April to July . Cotton picking season is Each slave…show more content…
Two ways a man can be enslaved are by force and by manipulation, to make one think that good will come out of doing what the master’s demands. Religion was used to control the minds of the slaves by manipulating slaves to be obedient and appreciative of their masters. What white slave owners did was almost similar to the Catholic clergy’s actions before the Reformation. They didn’t allow slaves to go to church themselves because they feared rebellion and slave owners would preach the “gospel” or hire someone. The attitudes towards whites differs between slaves who had been captured and brought from Africa to those born in America because native Africans had hatred towards the whites and had no value towards them. The slaves born in America saw whites as superiors and saw them with great value. Africans born in America saw whites as their saviors and their…show more content…
This would allow the slave(s) to escape prior to the punishment. Josiah Henson considered running away as “stealing himself” because he felt as if he belonged to his master and was his property so when he ran away, he felt as if he was taking away his master’s property which would be his enslavement. The lyrics, “Got one mind for the boss to see; Got another mind for what I know is me”, displays the slaves’ ability to be dual. Although they had to please and be obedient to the master, that didn’t mean that behind closed doors they held the same utmost respect for the master. Many slaves in the south remained working on the plantations during the Civil War because agriculture was still significant economically and for the master’s benefit. With the slaves still at work, this would provide the Confederate troops to have as much food and clothing they need for the ongoing war. Abraham Lincoln’s attitudes about ending slavery was he didn’t necessarily fight to better the lives of African-Americans and didn’t see Blacks as equals. The Emancipation Proclaimation wasn’t applied when it was signed in 1863 because the Union didn’t own many Southern areas to have the slaves to be
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