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Slavery by courtney mueller

Slavery by Courtney Mueller

What is slavery
What is slavery?

Exact slavery definition: the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune.


  • Slavery was what some people thought was evil. Non-slaves would get arrested or killed if they helped out or tried to free slaves. If slaves tried to run away they would be hunted down and they would be either returned back to their owners or they would get killed.

Slave auctions explanation
Slave auctions explanation

What is a slave auction?

Well a slave auction is pretty much what it

sounds like. It is and auction where a slave gets

bought or where slaves get traded. Slave auctions

were the main reason of splitting up a slave

family. Many slaves would try to run away with

their families so they wouldn’t be split apart.

Slave auctions
Slave auctions

Slave auctions is a big part in the story A Day of

Tears. There is two different kinds of slave

auctions. One is called “grab and go” is where a

slave buyer would give the slave trader a certain

amount of money and he would get a ticket in

return for the slave. The other kind of slave

auctions is called “may the biggest bidder win”

which is where a slave buyer bids the highest

amount of money possible and whoever manages

to bid the highest gets the slave.

How all this was involved
How all this was involved

  • Pierce Butler owned slaves on his plantation.

  • There was a slave auction at the butler plantation where tons of slaves were sold to all over the world. They were sold to get money to pay off his dept from gabling too much and losing.

Under ground railroad
Under ground railroad

What is the under ground railroad?

.The underground railroad was neither “underground” or a “railroad”. It got its name because it depended on secret “railroad” codes to let passengers know they were in danger. The underground railroad was a set of routes that started in the South, went through the North, and ended in Canada.

Facts about julius lester
Facts about Julius Lester

  • Julius Lester was born on January 27, 1939.

  • He has two children

  • He hosted a radio show on WBAI-FM in 1969-1975

  • Julius Lester has written 43 books: 8 nonfiction, 30 children's books, 1 book of poetry and photographs, and 3 adult novels.

  • His very first book was an instruction book on learning to play a 12 string guitar.

  • Julius Lester was a photographer for the SNCC (Student Non- Violent Coordinating Committee.