The Life of a Southern Slave
By: Isabelle Vanderneck
Children started working the same job as adults at the age of 10
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.
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.