Slavery in the New World (Slavery in the Caribbean Erin Dalton (In…
Slavery in the New World
Slavery in the Caribbean Erin Dalton
In Brazil there was more than four million slaves.
Portugal including Brazil there were more than 30,000 voyages and more than 4,650,000 slaves transported and with the percent of 42.3 transported slaves.
the Africans death rate was so high and their birth rate was so low that the population could not sustain without the imports
More generations were removed from Africa than those in the Caribbean
many plantations held more than 150 slaves with a couple of other plantations holding more
Most slaves were in the third, fourth, and fifth generations in America
6 million slaves were in the sugar plantations.
One slaveholder can hold as many as 1 thousand slaves but most of them held about 250 slaves
Death rate was the same as the Jamaican death rates.
the slave death rate was so high and the birth rate so low that they could not sustain their population without importations from Africa
Life as a slave at Monticello
So the slaves had not way out, Jefferson built a ten foot high fence, with a secure lock.
For many mothers, their work day was not finished by the masters work, they had to go home to cook, wash, and clean for their children.
Jefferson owned 600 slaves in his lifetime.
On Sunday August 25, through Sunday Sep 29, Jefferson was sold many goods, about half of the black population sold produce to Jefferson.
Jefferson's slaves worked long hours, usually nine in the winter months and 14 in the summer months.
There was usually a person that was in charge of the enslaved blacks.
Many of them treated them poorly, whipped them, and made them do the dirty, hard work.
To eat, they received to two gallons of cornmeal, 2-3 salted fish, and a pound of pork.
Usually one slave family would live in a small one room cabin together.
Jefferson though it would be best if there master treated them with kindness.