Slaves were put onto an auction block to be sold into slavery. Slaves were priced on how strong they looked for men, and the looks women had. In this story you will hear what it was like to be a slave through the stories of Nancie and Sean.
Going once, Going Twice, Sold!
Sean has been sold and has started to work on a plantation as a field slave. Sean will be mowing fields, and picking cotton
The man in the blue, and white is Sean's overseer . He makes sure Sean is working hard and is on task, If Sean is not working he will be beaten or punished. This was called the gang system where slaves were put into different feilds and overseerers would watch them all day.
Good Job, keep Working.
Sean was very lonely on the farm he was separated from his family, and doesn't know anyone. He goes around the shacks looking for anyone his age to meet.
Hi my name is Sean, I didn't know ladies worked on the farms too.
What do you do in the masters home?
Hi I'm Nancie, and I don't silly I work in the master's house.
Often Men and Women didn't have much contact with another due to there long stressful days. Sometimes they weren't in the same shack communities which played a role.
Finish the stew, then mop the floors, than come see me when you are finished.
Nancie worked as a house slave where she cleaned the house, and helped prepare food. The master's wife usually watches over her house slaves.
Sean, and Nancie became good friends and met with each other at night. This was strictly prohibited, and if caught they both would be beaten and punished for there actions.