Slavery In The New World (Slavery at Mount Vernon (Russle Blotor) ( image…
Slavery In The New World
Slavery at Mount Vernon (Russle Blotor)
Slaves sometimes resisted, by doing poor work and subtle changes or even running away
in 1781, seventeen slaves left mount vernon on a british warship
Two-Thirds of Washington's Plantation's slaves were married
These slaves were not recognized as married by law, because they were considered property and not people
Mount Vernon was divided into five separate farms, each supervised by an overseer. These overseers were supervised by a farm manager, who reported to Washington weekly.
Slaves worked from dawn to dusk with time off only for meals.
42% of the 316 slaves at Washington's estate were too old or too old to work, and of the remaining, 28% were skilled laborers.
Almost 3/4 of working slaves worked in fields, mainly women who plowed and harvested.
In order to keep control of the slaves, Washington and his men would resort to violent measures, such as whippings and beatings
Slavery in the Caribbean (Kaela Fentress)
The plantation owners worked them in a gang style. The stronger worked to cut down the canes while the weaker scared away birds.
The leaders of the plantations created "Slave Codes" forcing rights of enslavers to be better than laborers.
The codes stated that slaves were not to be abused. Most plantation owners ignored the codes, causing both men and women, even pregnant women, got branded, beaten or chained.
Many plantations held 150 or more slaves in the Caribbean.
The slave death rate was so high and the birth rate so low in the Caribbean, Dutch Guiana, and Brazil that they only thrived from imported slaves.
By the 19th century, the U.S. had generations of slaves. Meanwhile, the Caribbean areas only could get imported slaves to fuel their labor.
Women were brought into slavery to bear children, carry out field labor, and do domestic work.
By 1801 women made about 50% of the slave population.
Some slaves tried to rebel against there masters by burning down his plantation or running away. There then would be newspaper adds for run away slaves.
Jamacia was the hardest island for slave holders to control.