They were all effected with harsh conditions on the boats from large waves and disastrous weather, seas sickness and unpleasent smells. It was difficult for all three of the human classes once they arrived also. Not only were the convicts and slaves unpropitious, but so were the free settlers, as said in Skwirk “life of a free settler was often very harsh… food was scarce,” showing the difficulty slaves also experienced, even though they were granted land and workers. Without much knowledge of their land, farms failed and did not produce crops, leading to scanty amounts of food, not enough to be shared amongst and fill stomachs. However, slaves, convicts and free settlers definitely experienced journeys immensely different to one and another as those mentions were only minor similarities.
Inmates were sent to the Dark Cell when they disobeyed, such as if they did not go to bed when told to, were not clean in person, or their clothing and if their cell was not clean, were not quiet, orderly and decent in his/her behavior. Did not wake up when told to, did not shave once per week and did not get a haircut once per month, and many more. ( Rules and Regulations for Yuma Territorial Prison 1895 ) If they did not get sent into the “ Dark Cell “, they had a chain that had a heavy ball attached to their ankles, or the chain was attached to the floor of their cell and to their ankle. In all the thirty three years of operation, only one hundred and eleven deaths occurred.
Crooks is an African-American migrant worker that has to sleep in a different area then the rest of the workers just because of his skin color. Crooks says to Lennie “S’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse an’ play rummy ‘cause you was black. How’d you like that” (71)? Crooks does not want to be lonely anymore and does not like being separated. Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks.
Pilate and her family did not live in the best conditions, as they lived in “A narrow single-story house… [and] had no electricity because [they] could not pay for the service. Nor the gas”, yet they were still the characters who were the most satisfied with their lives even when they had the bare minimum to survive (27). Compared to Macon Dead, Pilate was much happier with her life in her small house caring for her family than Macon was in his nice house with his family. This was evident to Milkman as he felt more comfort while in Pilate’s house than he ever did in his own house, which was more associated with materialism than Pilate’s house was. Because of the lack of materialism in Pilate’s life, it is simple to see how Pilate was able to thrive and live in
They did not have heat so some people would bring in foot stoves, which were just small stoves, and set them in front of their feet to keep warm. Some people got permission to bring in their dogs, if they behaved, and have them lay on their feet. There was no music for the hymns, so most of the people were off beat and sounded terrible, although, some wooden instruments were introduced later. The services usually lasted four to five hours and the prayers were just one or two hours shorter than services. Most interesting is the law that stated everyone had to attend church or they would be punished or fined.
Plantations were spread out from each other along the regions rivers, and with every plantation conducting its own manufacture, sales and distribution, there was very little chance for the Virginians to create a more communal society. Plantation owners controlled large groups of bondsmen working in the fields controlled by overseers, and women served as house servants for the plantation masters. Most of these women were sexually abused by their masters and penalized with longer terms of service if they happen to bare illegitimate children. Because of disease, living conditions and harsh treatment 40% of the servants did not survive their terms of service. 1.
Olaudah states “...that the air soon became unfit for respiration from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died, thus falling victims to the improvident avarice,” many slaves became sick and died, thus were unable to be sold (Equiano 3). This waste was reconciled when an insurance for expired slaves came about, and was later exploited by intentionally killing slaves. Until slaves were insured, the maltreatment of cargo was a contradiction to their ultimate goal. People were treated as belongings or lesser beings and were traded for money.
Furthermore, the black slaves suffered severe physical and mentally as “the crew often neglected to feed the salves, empty the tubs used for excrement, take slaves on deck for exercise, tend to the sick, or remove the dead” and were tightly packed in vertical shelves (Hine 32). Different from the other primary sources is that Primary Source #2 does not indicate that children are available for sale. In addition, the fact that the payment could have been made in “produce” hints that the seller might return to England with the produce marking the end of the voyage. Lastly, the fact that sale was held each day demonstrates that slavery was very much institutionalized in
At that time, that disease would be fatal. They were living in an endless cycle of poverty whilst aristocrats where enjoying their lavish lifestyles by doing little work that was as hard as the peasants. This mix of terrible living conditions and difference in lifestyle in Russia could have caused civil unrest and would make it hard to
They wouldn’t talk in the open street: we would have to go with them to a private flat, or a subway tunnel, or anywhere else they felt safe. There they would tell us how impossible it was to live on the rations: a single bread roll a day, half a pound of chicken a week (but only if you have a child under 13), six pounds of rice and seven ounces of black beans a month to make the mixture which the Cubans call Moros y Cristianos — Moors and Christians. You get one bar of soap, one tube of toothpaste, four ounces of coffee per month, and one bottle of rum per family… Once when we were wandering around the old part of the city we knocked at a door purely at random to see if someone would speak to us. We were invited in by a young woman with the classic, dark beauty of Cuba who told us, without any hesitation and in good English, exactly why she was so sick of things here.
A slave, Betty Abernathy’s, account of plantation life, “We lived up in Perry County. The white folk had a nice big house an’ they was a number of poor little cabins fo’ us folks. Our’s was a one room, built of logs, an’ had a puncheon floor. ‘Ole ‘Massa’ had a number of slaves but we didden have no school, ‘ner church an’ mighty little merry-makin’. Mos’ly we went barefooted the yeah ‘round.”
The living conditions for the slaves were usually a small building that housed all the slaves in one room. The nutrition that was given was too small amount for the amount of work that was done. But after generations of whites and backs living together there became a bond almost friendship with some of the people on the plantation. But this did not justify the owning of another human being. As time went on we began to grasp how the use of slavery was cruel and inhuman.
Brasher’s life as a cCook and a janitor was a daily life of discrimination getting words said in his face about howabout how worthless he was because of his colorhe was black. The discrimination for BrahserBrasher continued suffer of discrimination not only as a cook, but in other aspects of his daily live and activities. Fdid not stop thereor example, t. There was one occasion when they had in theBrusherBrasher was assigned to live in a cabin with white cadets. The white cadets started to leave the room and nonenobody wanted to sleep in the same place as an African-American.
Among the "culture of indifference" among the guards, and an acceptance of gang activity within the prison walls, there is also a "culture of racism" that is pervasive in the prisons. The guards are said to use the "N" word without even thinking about it. The black inmates were deprived of equal access to food and canteen privileges. The report noted that the blacks were the last to enter the dining area and the first to be sent out. They were the last to enter the canteen and sometimes it would be closed prior to their "turn" so they could not make
When the Americans or whoever was helping them arrived there would still be some prisoners left. These people were starved and in horrible health. The conditions shouldn’t have been livable for them. Concentration camps were not something a person should have to live through. They were inhumane.