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Slavery in the new world
Slavery in the Caribbean- Kennedy Perry
Slavery started in 1619
Plantations held 150 slaves or more.
The first slave voyage was in 1526 from Africa to America
Slaves worked on cotton plantations and raised rice, sugarcane, corn, and tobacco.
The amount of slaves carried off from Africa reached 30 thousand per year in the 1690's
Britain shipped 5 million Africans across the Atlantic ocean in the transatlantic slave trade.
6 to 7 million black slaves were imported to the new world during the 18th century.
The middle passage was dangerous and miserable for African slaves.
Many masters owned fewer than 50 slaves
From 1821 to 1830 over 80,000 people a year were leaving Africa in slave ships
George Washington Role in Slavery
Children born on a plantation do to marriage typically started working between the ages 11 and 14 as it depended on how fast their body grew.
George Washington fed and clothed his slaves well expecting good work in return
Some slaves stole from the farm, beat crops and damaged them, and also ran away showing slave resistance.
Working as a house servant or skilled laborer was viewed as a higher up job. Washington used this to keep slaves in check and sometimes threaten making them field workers
There was 5 different farms for the slaves all to work on all being different crops.
George Washington treated the slaves better than other slave owners expecting that he would get good work since he gave them good lives for the most part.
Despite how George Washington treated his slaves, there was still slaves who attempted to run away some being successful and others unsuccessful.
Slaves had holidays off to, these consisted off Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost
Some slave jobs where Blacksmith, cooks, barrel makers, knitters, gardeners, millers, etc.
Sundays where an off day for everybody. Also slaves typically worked form sunrise to sunset with 2 hour meal breaks.