Slavery And Modern Day Slavery In The 1800s

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Slavery has been a great part of our society for a very long time, and it even exists today. Slavery today is very different from when slavery was a part of our society in the 1800s. For example, modern day slavery consisted of racism and human trafficking. The 1800s consist of hard work for blacks and torture. The African slave’s trade reached its peak in the mid-1800s. Not long after colonies such as Virginia passed laws allowing enslaved Africans to be owned as property. Most enslaved workers lived on plantations often in tiny, poorly built shacks. Both house field workers spent the days serving their owners, from dawn until dust –often eighteen hours, no matter the weather. For field workers this meant back-breaking labor caring for crops.

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