Sarah Benton CWR Midterm#2

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Sarah Benton CWR Midterm #2 4/13/09 Slavery in the 19 th century was, by definition, a horrifying practice in which the rights of hundreds of thousands of people were completely stripped. The practice took place throughout the country, but was sequestered to about a quarter of the South for most of the late 19 th century. From large plantations to small homesteads, slaves were relatively treated the same. One might say owners treated some slaves like family, but in fact, they were still “owners” and “slaves”. Luckily, however, most of the smaller landowning slavers did in fact treat their slaves better than the larger, more efficient farms and plantations. These larger farms and plantations often ran their slaves as machinery rather than people, which led to a high turnover rate and even higher death rate. The abysmal conditions under which these people lived are still a stigma on American society. Most slaves lived and worked for small families in the South, but the assumption
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