The Fruits Of Her Labor

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The Fruits of Her Labor:
Female African Slavery From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War and the addition of the Thirteenth Amendment (December 1865), there existed a legal or economic system under which people were treated as property in the United States. This system is universally known as slavery and it victims, Western African and their decedents. From July 1776 to December 1865, it was legal and morally accepted by some to own another human being. This system become fundamental worst after the international slave trade was prohibited in 1808 . As internal slave-trading continued, the enslaved population would peak at four million enslaved African American before the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. The condition and profitability of slavery, eventually lead to the increase value of African slave women, who could effective reproduce the next generation of enslaved Africans while also work as hard, or harder than the African males. There was a distinct shift in the value of male and female African slaves, effectively allowing the development of self-respect and womanhood for African slave woman. As one the first monographs that focused on the lives of slave women, Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman? , successfully details how African slave women effectively turned blatant gender disadvantages to advantages, and effectively how it united the lives of African slave women. Generally, the majority of research into…

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