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Straight Out of Africa
It all started with about 12 million Africans being forced to cross the ocean, traded as nameless, voiceless, pawns in the slave trade. Wanting to escape being indentured servants or slaves jumped off the boats or hit the ship workers because of fear of what lied ahead. Each person was no longer a person; they now became property, and were to be for many decades after. Africans who were Christian were sent north to be free and not allowed to be slaves because of Christianity. Slaves who were Islam direct During these decades, slaves lived in dire conditions.
Slaves were immediately put to work, especially since the Indigenous Americans were all killed off due to diseases such as smallpox, influenza, bubonic plague, and other diseases they were not immune of. The indigenous population dropped from 2 million people to 500. Fortunately, for the Europeans, slaves were immune to European Diseases On plantations, there was an immediate
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Do not use without permission. After the abolition movement was enacted, children were high in demand. Some children were bought to be adopted and others were to be friends with the master’s children or even grandchildren. The children as old as 4 began working and were caring for the younger ones just like a grown person would. Some about 6, 7, or 8 worked hard running up the fields fetching water for the field workers. Slaves hated having no control over whether or not their children had to work. But rising up against the command had dire consequences. Some slaves were treated well by their owners, whiles others were treated horribly and severly punished. Punishments such as getting put into one of those barrels where the nails all jagged up in there and rolled down the hill. Runaway slaves got it worse; some were beaten with anything that was nearby; chairs, shovels, brooms, others were whipped vigorously and stuffed in one of those tobacco smokehouses for their

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