The Role Of Slavery In The Antebellum

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In 1860, there were several million slaves in America. Most of them were African American. They were exploited labor through working about twelve to sixteen hours a day with low wages, even women and children were also exploited labor with lower wages than a normal slaves. The slaves were enslaved in plantation, factories, in the fields, farm, and others. With a strict management regime of the white slaveholders, the slaves had to live with shortages in all aspects such as food, clothing, housing, and illiteracy. Moreover, their health seriously threatened due to overwork but not enough nutrition. Therefore, African Americans slaves resisted the institution of slavery in the Antebellum in many ways such as running away, sabotaging the system
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