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  • Family And Other Slaves Harriet
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    Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 on a large plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was the sixth of eleven children. She was born in a very small on-room log hut, that was located behind her families owners house. The hut had a dirt floor, no windows, and no furniture. Her father, Benjamin Ross, and mother, Harriet Green, were both slaves. They were from the Ashanti ri be of West Africa. Edward Brod as, Harriet's owner, hired her out as a laborer by the age of five. The buying and selling...
  • Anna Kingsley
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    Anna Kingsley, a woman of strength and determination overcame many odds not expected of an African American slave. She married a slave owner, owned land, and was once a slave herself. She was well known in a free black community she helped establish. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley was the wife of plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley. She was the daughter of a man of high status. Her father's sides were descendants of the well know Njaajan Nja ay, the creators of the Jolof Empire. Her father was kill...
  • Downfall Of The Wang House
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    In the book The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, the fall of the House of Hwang and the rise of the Wang family was shown. The story completed a "circle of life", with Wang being the center of the circle. While Wang at first was intimidated, he also looked down on the House of Hwang, he soon found that when his family became rich, his house fell onto some of the same "curses". In both houses, a lack of love for the land was highly noticeable (except for Wang Lung), opium was used, slaves were bought...
  • Slave Ship
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    MY INTRODUCTION TO SLAVERY We don't have the same limitations as other people of different tribes do. I am a free woman, or shall I say I was a free woman. I am the wife of our tribes chief -Jan kay Boto, that's where I got my surname, Boto. Before my marriage I was a T ouray. My father, or Paupa, was the chief of the tribe Adance. The two tribes, Adance and Denkyira, my husband's tribe, are in the same village, Juffure. The two tribes have been friends for as long as anyone can remember, I mean...
  • House Slaves
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    Most slaves worked in the fields, but few had other jobs. House slaves cleaned, cooked, washed, sewed and took care of children in the big house or plantation mansion. Their jobs were easier than working in the cotton or rice fields, but many were house slaves who suffered constant criticism from their watchful owners. Some slaves were skilled craft workers. These slaves worked as blacksmiths, carpenters, weavers, and ironworkers. A few slaves worked in factories or on the docks in cities such a...
  • House Slaves
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    The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men, women, and...
  • North Carolina The Labor Force
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    North Carolina's government was like proprietary and royal period. The one major difference was that they appointed colonial officials. Two primary units of government are governor and his council and colonial assembly Of person elected by qualified voters of the county. There were also colonial courts. Navigation acts The navigation acts were from 1650 to 1696. It was made to regulate trade and increase British's profit. It forbade colonist from creating specified items England needed but could...

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