The Life of a Farming Slave

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  • The life of a slave working on a plantation can be very hard and tiring. When the cotton gin was invented, so many new jobs problems for slaves were invented with it.
  • A slaves day would start as dawn, when they would eat cold bacon and begin the long day farming cotton.
  • The slave begins their hard and restless day after breakfast. Where they need to work very and wisely hard to gather the perfect amount of cotton.
  • When time comes to stop working, the slaves bring their baskets to the cotton gin house, when their baskets will be weighed. This is the most stressful part of the slaves day because they will either be punished or have a higher amount they have to farm every day.
  • A normal day's work is two hundred pounds of cotton. If a slave brings in less than their normal amount, they are whipped. If they bring in more, they have to keep making that amount every day.
  • AT the end of their hard day, they eat a cold dinner, and finally go to sleep when it too dark to work any more. The hardships that a slave had to endure were almost intolerable, and now that America has outlawed this, no other US citizen will have to have this lifestyle ever again.
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