Black peoples of america – the plantation black peoples of america these men would also be responsible for making sure that the slaves were working as hard as they could and would carry out punishments if they thought the slaves were slacking slave punishments in the antebellum american south slaves work and work done by slaves the. For slaves working on farms, the work was a little less tedious than tobacco cultivation, but no less demanding the variety of food crops and livestock usually kept slaves busy throughout the year despite the difficult labor, there were some minor advantages to working on a plantation or farm compared to working in an urban setting or household. During the revolutionary era, more than half of all african americans lived in virginia and maryland most blacks lived in the chesapeake region, where they made up more than 50 to 60 percent of the overall population the majority, but not all, of these african americans were slaves.
African americans were enslaved on small farms, large plantations, in cities and towns, inside homes, out in the fields, and in industry and transportation though slavery had such a wide variety of faces, the underlying concepts were always the same. While most slaves were concentrated on the plantations, there were many slaves living in urban areas or working in rural industry although over 90% of american slaves lived in rural areas, slaves made up at least 20% of the populations of most southern cities in charleston, south carolina, slaves and free blacks outnumbered whites.
African american slaves resisted slavery by silent sabotage this was when they did poor work, broke tools, and abused animals in order to disrupt the plantation routine slaves also avoided work by faking illnesses and stealing food (which was most common. On large plantations, planters hired overseers to supervise their slaves overseers were paid to “care for nothing but to make a large crop ” to do this, they tried to get the most work possible out of the slaves who worked in the fields about three-quarters of rural slaves were field hands who toiled from dawn to dark tending crops. Some areas had more slaves & servants than white english-americans and so slave revolts were a major paranoia and laws were passed so that blacks, slaves, servants could not gather in groups these & similar laws are actually still in play, re-worded to fit the times.
Slaves worked on farms of various sizes on small farms, owners and slaves worked side by side in the fields on large plantations, planters hired overseers to supervise their slaves. Prior to the end of the american civil war, belle meade plantation was home to a large population of enslaved african americans the harding family was one of the largest slave-holding families in nashville.
The varieties of slave labor daniel c littlefield carolina professor of history the fact that most slaves were unskilled and uneducated supplied cover but could not have extinguished doubt among those who thought deeply about the nature of their society he viewed african americans as inferior, lacking in initiative, and unable to. They also said that slavery liberated african americans from the low, menial jobs of society another strong argument was the idea that slavery allowed for the true freedom of southern whites, stating that slavery was a freedom that made them connected to the founding fathers of the american revolution.
80% of all slaves shipped to the americas were put to work on plantations they worked long hours in the fields and were punished if they did not work hard enough other slaves worked in the house as servants, or were used to do other jobs around the plantation. History: chapter 9 section 2 they were either small farmers without slaves or planters with a handful of slaves most white farmers worked as what yeomen, tenant farmers, the rural poor, plantation owners the slaveholders were free african americans who purchased their own family members in order to free them. African-americans prior to the end of the american civil war, belle meade plantation was home to a large population of enslaved african americans the harding family was one of the largest slave-holding families in nashville.
The african-american as sharecropper with the collapse of congressional reconstruction, the former slaves were once again denied the right to vote, equal protection under the law, and land to own and farm neither were 90 per cent of all african-americans who were either sharecroppers or tenant farmers. He has been carolina professor of history at the university of south carolina since august 1999 and has authored revolutionary citizens: african americans, 1776-1804 (1997) and rice and slaves: ethnicity and the slave trade in colonial south carolina (1981.
Why were africans used as slaves instead of native americans update cancel answer wiki 26 answers african slaves, once brought to the americans, were presumed to have slave status by the nature of their racial identity originally answered: why were africans used as slaves instead of the native americans.