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13 3 the slave system

  1. 1. CHAPTER 13: The South Section 3: The Slave System
  2. 2. VOCABULARY Folktale: A story that oftenprovides a moral lesson Spiritual: Emotional Christiansong that blends African andEuropean music
  3. 3. THE WORK OF A SLAVE Most slaves worked in the fields • Gang-labor system
  4. 4. THE WORK OF A SLAVE • Worked from sunup to sundown
  5. 5. THE WORK OF A SLAVE Some slaves worked as servants inthe plantation home
  6. 6. THE WORK OF A SLAVE • Had better food, clothing, shelter • But had to work longer hours
  7. 7. THE WORK OF A SLAVE Some slaves worked at skilled jobs • Could sometimes buy their own freedom
  8. 8. THE RIGHTS OF A SLAVE Slaves were property & had norights Could be bought and sold atauction Familieswereseparated
  9. 9. LIVING CONDITIONS Lived in crowded slave cabins Clothing was poor Food was minimal
  10. 10. PUNISHMENT Slave driver or overseer madeslaves work
  11. 11. PUNISHMENT Physical punishment was used
  12. 12. PUNISHMENT Slave codes were passed by states Slaves could not: • Travel • Meet in groups • Learn to read
  13. 13. DEALING WITH SLAVERY Slaves found comfort in:  Family  Religion  Folktales & spirituals
  14. 14. CHALLENGING THE SYTEM Very hard to fight back • Could work slower • Try to escape
  15. 15. REVOLTS Slave revolts were very rare Most violent slave revolt: •1831 in Virginia • Started by a slave named Nat Turner
  16. 16. REVOLTS• Over 60 whites were killed
  17. 17. REVOLTS•Turner hides forweeks• He is finally caughtand executed•Over 100 other slaveswere executed as well

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