The Role Of Slavery In The Awakening

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The geography of the South was acres and acres of lush, fertile farmland ready to produce. The capital taken in by plantation owners was amplified by the cheap labor offered by the institution of slavery. At a time when slavery was alive and thriving there was no shortage of strong and able African labor. Their health, happiness, and well-being were scarcely a concern in the minds of their masters, whose pockets were made subsequently deep through their labor. If a slave were to tire-out, rebel, or run off the punishments could be hellish; whippings, beatings, murder, and rape were practiced by the white man to solidify his authority and power over slaves. Chopin’s character, Albert Aubigny, was illustrated as one of these heavy handed masters
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