Women of 1800
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Harsh Treatment of African American Women Slaves goes Too Far
Their are laws made for the slaves protection so the owner cannot harm them. These laws are of course not fair and meaningless because an enslaved person cannot testify their treatment in court. So if they want to whip the slave they whip them, if the master wants to brand them, they can brand them. The slaves cannot do anything in their defense because they are property, like pigs or chickens. Slaves have no meaningful legal rights.
Most slaves live in small domains so the women slaves do not only do house work but they work in the fields too. The enslaved African American men are usually blacksmiths carpenters, or at least something similar. So the African American women are forced to work in the heat of the cotton fields. Since they work in the heat they wear light dresses or unwanted clothes from the master. Life in the house isn't easy either . The owners send the slave's children away because they don't want the children spending any time with a slave.
African slave trade became illegal so new slaves would would have had to been bred on the plantation. Many women were breeders. One woman slave was sold four times but never got to see her children. " I think I'm on the edge of going to the north. My life's ambition has been to be a free slave since the day I was born into it." says unknown slave.
The enslaved race does not get to vote, have their own property, education, travel, marry, or spend time with their children. African American women slaves have no rights.
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