Negative Aspects Of Slavery

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1619 is the year in which slavery was born. It took place in the city of Jamestown, Virginia. Africans were captured and shipped to the Americas and were forced to participate in hard labor. In the beginning, slaves were obligated to grow crops such as tobacco. As time went on, the production of cotton played a major role in the south in the 1800’s. During this period, there were certain people in the North who opposed the entire idea of slavery; these people were known as abolitionist. They viewed slavery as a negative issue in America and believed that it contained only horrible aspects. Slavery included things such as the fact that slaves were considered property and had no voice during that era. Also, they experienced unfair and inhumane treatment with no escape; this went on for numerous years. Lastly, slaves were deprived of their freedom and had no option to live life the way it was intended. In general, slavery was a terrible system of labor in every way, shape, or form. The literal meaning of a slave is a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. One of the most unjust things …show more content…
In the summer time slaves would work fifteen to sixteen hours a day; which would total ninety to ninety-six hours a week. No human being should be allowed to work that long, for the body can only take so much labor. Exceeding the limits of working can lead to injuries on the body. Next, the slaves living condition were extremely poor. They lived in small dirty shacks with one room. Some caught diseases from the filth that covered the rooms and many of them had to pile together and share one single bed. Also, they received little food during their labor. The food that they ate was both spoiled and hardly edible, and would be small quantities just to keep them alive. In fact, when the Africans were transported to America from ships, many of them died from

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