Slavery : The Old South And Slavery 1830-1860

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Slavery has always been one of the most appalling experiences within our race. Slavery by itself seems very rebellious and provokes people to have mixed feelings about the subject. Majority of African Americans, blacks that are in America are descendants of former slaves. There are also some many people who have faced slavery in today’s society. As history tells us, slavery has done a lot of harm to millions of people, taking away lives and even destroying the faith of the many people who believe in something different. What does a contemporary person know about slavery? The answer will not be very difficult. Nevertheless, there is still much to say about it and a lot of things to remember. That is why I have chosen the time period “The Old South and Slavery 1830-1860”. Slavery is the first historical event, under which a slave along with different implements of production becomes the private property of the slave owner. In other words, slavery converted Africans from being a human being into being a “thing” or even some kind of consumer item. In today’s generation, blacks tend to look at slavery as something in past that really hurt our people as a whole. Many say that they could survive being a slave, but in reality they do not really know hard it was to be a slave. Hearing stories from family members or friends does not really show them or make them understand how had it truly was being a slave. When many slaves arrived they spoke different languages for they

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