American Slavery-Conditions and Methods of Freedom

Although slavery has been around since humanity began in agricultural communities, American chattel slavery was uniquely cruel. Slaves worked by force, under threats of beatings for disobedience. Disobedient slaves were often also mutilated or sold as punishment. Slaves were considered property and seen as inferior because they were black. Most slaves, called field slaves, workedContinue reading “American Slavery-Conditions and Methods of Freedom”