Slave Art: Created Behind Closed Doors

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images didn’t seem to have a meaning to others. Since this stuff was created behind closed doors and for enjoyment, what did the slaves intend to do with the bulk of created goods they had? Making an income was an unusual thing to come by in the life of a slave. But just like the colonies and states, trading and bartering was used for the exchange of goods. Sometimes income wouldn’t necessarily mean money, but anything that had value which may have had the potential to be traded for cash or a better life. Slaves would sneak out and meet with family and friends; the only way for swapping clothes, food, information and potential entertainment pieces. Slave artwork was created in the means for better opportunities. Otherwise, some slaves actually
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