Slavery. A slave is someone who is owned by another person Slaves were forced to work their whole lives without pay. Slaves were a piece of property, so owners were allowed to do whatever they want with their slaves. They could whip tem, sell them, or even work them to death.
3.6 to 5 million Africans were taken to Brazil.
4 to 5 million Africans were taken to the Caribbean.
200,000 Africans were taken to Mexico
300, 000 Africans were taken to Guianas (South America)
250,000 Africans were taken to the Colonies.
We didnt have hardly any clothes, and most of the time they were just rags. We went barefoot until it got real cold. Our feet would crack open from the cold and bleed. We would sit down (and) bawl and cry because it hurt so. Mother made moccasins for our feet from old pants.
Emma Knihgt, a slave in Missouri
My father was sold away from us when I was small ..
He would often slip back to our cottage at night. We would gather around him and crawl up in his lap, tickled slap to death, but he gave us these pleasures at a painful risk. When his Master missed him, he would beat him all the way home. We would track him by the blood stains. (Hannah Chapman, a slave in Mississippi)
ex. Your name is John Owner name is Sole New name is John Sole
Henry has permission to go from my plantation to Mr. Scotts and return by 12 oclock tonight
January 1, 1850
How Did Slaves Help Each Other?
Did Slaves Get Married?
Were any black people free?
Escape to Freedom
Henry "Box" Brown
End of Slavery