Slave motherhood

Slave motherhood - Jon McCard Motherhood During Slavery...

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Jon McCard Motherhood During Slavery Mothers during and after slavery have such a hard role as a mother and will do anything it takes to keep their children safe. The mother’s role is to make sure that her children are safe and healthy from birth and throughout their whole life. For the mothers racism and cruelty to all black people are breaking them down both physically and mentally. Women didn’t have very much power as it is and for black women with children, it would make more tasks difficult. Even after slavery there was still racism around and black people were still not equal which made it difficult. The sacrifices and choices mothers had to make were extreme. During slavery the mother’s role was to make sure that the child was safe and healthy from birth throughout their whole life. It definitely was not easy being a mother and trying to raise a child as a slave. There were many struggles that the slave mother would have.
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course ENG 217 taught by Professor Holbrook during the Spring '08 term at S. Connecticut.

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