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Before the Civil War, enslavement had been widely spreading in South America. Therefore, Southern Africans-Americans thought and used many ways to coping with enslavement at that time, but some were helpful, and some were useless. However, there were mainly three different levels of manages which Africans Americans slave used for different situations of enslavement: forming a family, helping other slaves, and reforming a unity of African Americans, and those methods all worked out nicely and had a great impact on freedom of slavery.
At the beginning of the enslavement in South American, slaves are scattered. They stared to cope with slavery as families. First, when the internal slaves’ trade began, a big amount of slave imported from Chesapeake region and Spanish colony of Florida. It broke up many slaves’ families (Henretta, 364), slave mothers and fathers might have been sold to different owners, and their children were too young to take care of themselves. So slaves used marriages to crate new families, and to get together and take care of each others (369). Second, when Jacobs was talking to her grandmother, her grandmother was very angry about her pregnancy. She wanted Jacob to go away because she had disappointed her mother (Jacobs, Page 4 of 5). Jacobs’s mother was a typical slave who constantly working hard but staying poor and commonly very sad (Henretta, 364). However, if she knows her daughter did not get married, but has already pregnant which meant the child would not have a father, she would get more sorrowing, and had a much tragic and harder life than now. As the time postponed, the bargain rights made many slaves had their free time, and they were making money by growing tobacco and food on their pr...

... middle of paper ... women to get pregnant (73). As a result of more baby slaves were born, and more family would be formed. The majority of slaves would reform a new Africa America culture (Henretta, 382), and they stared to have a unified language, and common belief in life.

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