Frederick Douglass Mini-Research Assignment
Being an African slave in the Southern states during the 1800's was very painful. Large plantations operated like self-sustaining villages, and thus, were often isolated from the outside world. Plantation life was filled with grueling work, from sun rise to sun set. Adult male slaves were primarily for field work because of their strength and endurance. Female slaves and children usually worked as servants and housemaids. The slaves were often starved, whipped, and even raped as punishment.
Bleu, Elaine K. "Life in the Plantation South." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, 27 Sept. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2015.
Brown, Sarah. "Plantation Life." Plantation Life. Anti-Slavery, 13 June 20012. Web. 9 Feb. 2015.