Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Debra and Helena Karen's Office

A slave child being taken away from its mom

Slaves in chains

Slave chains
Around 1600, Africans began to be shipped to North America as slaves. Slaves did most of the work where they lived. Most of them worked in mines or on plantations, while some became servants. Some people thought that slavery was wrong, while the majority of people thought that slavery was acceptable. Few slaves could marry, have a family, testify in court, or own property legally. Some slaves were able to make money to free themselves.

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