Slavery In English Essay
This meant that if a slave was not separated from his offspring he would have to watch his child suffer the same oppressive treatments. In South Carolina, it was expressed that “Slave have no legal rights of property in things, real or personal; but whatever they may acquire belong, in point of law, to their masters.”[George Stroud, 4] In the Manumission of slaves, it is stated that “A pregnant Negress may emancipate her unborn infant for fifty dollars: and at any other time during childhood”[Manumission of slaves, 5]. Even though the Spanish imposed a price for freeing a slave child, there was still a legal path. Whereas the English did not provide any legal way for a slave child to become …show more content…
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