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The Views and Lifestyles of Slaves During Slavery

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The Views and Lifestyles of Slaves During Slavery Throughout the history of world there have been many documented cases

of oppression and violence that one country or one race has forces

upon another. Although the notion of slavery is thought to be gone

from today's world, there are still numerous countries that force

individuals to work against their will for little or no rewards. A

massive area to studying and view slavery took place in the United

States from the early seventieth century up to the American civil war,

which ended slavery, in the middle nineteenth century. The driving

force behind slavery was the demand for cheap labour, and the slave

owners and slave traders were determined to obtain it. The

exploitation of their slaves, which were to be from Africa, was a huge

business throughout North America. The business that was so profitable

for the slave owners and slave traders played havoc for the slaves

from Africa as families were divided and relationships were broken.

After slavery was abolished it was not easily forgotten and the

discrimination of the black population would stop in some areas of the

United States. The hate and anger from oppressing white minority would

continue and would expand into different areas and social groups well

to present day. With information taken from Harriet Jacobs's Incidents

in the Life of a Slave Girl and a narrative Memories of Childhood's

Slavery Days written by Annie L. Burton this paper will examine the

life styles and views that slaves possessed during slavery and what

life was ...

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...s of Childhood's Slavery Days, November

2000, (4 December 2003).

[4] Annie L. Burton, Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days, November

2000, (4 December 2003).

[5] Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (New York:

Dover Publications Incorporated, 2001), 44

[6] Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (New York:

Dover Publications Incorporated, 2001), 73

[7] Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (New York:

Dover Publications Incorporated, 2001), 67

[8] Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (New York:

Dover Publications Incorporated, 2001), 140

[9] Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (New York:

Dover Publications Incorporated, 2001), 156
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