Britain and its colonies formed the largest trading market in the world, and so pounds were the common currency in Atlantic trade, and Schoepf's European readers would have understood the value of the pound. Other negroes were sold and at divers prices, from to and Pd. Scourge of the Streets? They lived in crude quarters that left them vulnerable to bad weather and disease. According to Kemp- Gay was one of the meanest plantation owners in the entire section, and frequently voices his pride in being able to employ the cruelest overseers that could be found in all Mississippi.
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The Horrors of the ‘Great Slave Auction’
These people were designated as "house servants," and though their work appeared to be easier than that of the "field slaves," in some ways it was not. She had given birth only fifteen days previously. Jeffrey even tries to market Dorcas himself in hopes of convincing the other man to keep them together. Among these were such men as G. One cannot without pity and sympathy see these poor creatures exposed on a raised platform, to be carefully examined and felt by buyers. They had far less privacy than those who worked the fields.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Most runaways were men who had no children or wives. Why did the person who created the source do so? Slaves who worked as domestics sometimes fared better, getting the castoff clothing of their masters or having easier access to food stores. Science Age of Humans. Pounds were used in the United States through the Revolution and into the early Republic because of the instability of the U.