From: Anonymous One
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Week 10, Primary source assignment. (question II) How are the slaves portrayed in the illustration? What effect has slavery had on them? How are slaves holders portrayed? What effect has slavery had on them?
The illustrations shows how slaves were treated by their master, the hard labor they performed in the plantations. The illustration shows that slaves were physically abused and undernourished. Their master did not have any close intimate relationship with them. Some were made to work without wages, while other were underpaid, they were paid less than they expected. They were punished harshly. Their children were sold in slavery trade and their masters also over worked children. The slaves were branded. The were also faced with discrimination. The masters treated them as social outcast, and were denied their rights. When some masters yielded to the temptation of the power of their bad tempers, they tortured and killed or raped slaves women. This ended up in slaves being killed, families broken apart as they were sold in slave trade. The slaves could not testify against the whites because they did not have any right. So been slaves, they were unable to have equal rights as slaves. They were also treated as the inferior group. The slaves- holders were seen as the happiest human beings because they were in control. The slaves did the job that the whites could not do. They treated the slaves as they wanted, they punished and made them work had in the plantations. The masters were able to progress economically because the slaves were the ones to perform the work. They were able to gain high yields in the plantations. They treated the slaves as they wanted because the slaves could not testify against them. The slaveholder did not have to spend so much on the slaves because they were paid lower wages.