For slaves the plantation was grueling work. Music and religion were sources of strength for slaves. Plantation slaves suffered other personal violations. They could be moved from one property to another. They might be leaving behind children, family or their community. Towards the end of slavery plantation workers ended up using and making up encoded songs or having their own secret meetings to help them selves escape.
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