The Role Of Slaves In The 1800s

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People that owned slaves were mostly planters, yeoman, and whites. A slave is a person who is legal property of another and is forced to obey and that 's exactly what slaves did, they obeyed every command. Slaves were used for a lot of things in the 1800s. Slave women were usually used for cooking, cleaning, and helped with planter’s children. Slave men usually worked out in the field doing hard work. Every slave was none-stop doing something till sun up to sundown. Working environments were way harsh on slaves. They would work in the fields no matter what weather they had. They would work days and nights in the fields. “Former slave Harry McMillan had worked on a plantation in South Carolina. He recalled that the field hands usually did

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