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1. On larger plantations slaves worked in gangs under an overseer. White overseers were sometimes helped by black overseers enforced a work day from sun up to sun down 6 days a week. Cotton cultivation required year round labor so there was never a slack season. In the lower states slaves worked under a task system for rice. This gave them more control over the pace of the labor. Many slaves with this kind of system were able to complete their tasks within an eight hour day. Overall life was rough for a slave they rarely had free time and mostly worked their entire lives. The young children were given easier jobs to do such as picking weeds and the older women were given jobs to watch the younger children. 2. Slaves had a strong and abiding sense of family. The family ties depended on if they were sold or bought by another owner. Slaves had good ties and the only way the family was broken up was when they were sold or taken to another plantation. Religion as the corner stone for a slave. Religion was
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