The Life of a Southern Slave

By: Isabelle Vanderneck

A slave working in the feild.

The Auctions

The Children
Children started working the same job as adults at the age of 10

The Adults

The Daily Schedule  

3:00 am - Out of bed, tend animals
6:00 am -  Prayers
7:00 am -  Start work
12:00 pm -  Lunch
1:00 pm -  Return to work
7:00 pm -  Dinner
8:00 pm -  Return to work
11:00 pm -  Lights out

To insure slave obedience slave holders would use punishment.

Living Conditions

Religion and Family

  • Most slaves were Christian and slaves found hope in the short time they had in Sunday church.


Deverell, William. United States History. Orlando et al: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009.

 World Book, 2004. Volume 17, "Slavery in the United States," pp. 502-504.

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