slaves worked at a variety of jobs on plantations.
planters housed them in dirtfloor cabins with few furnishings and often leaky roofs.
small portions of food.
clothing was usually simple and made of cheap, coarse fabric
family is the most important aspect.
Parents kept heritage alive by telling folktales, or stories with a moral.
Slaves were forced to live in rural areas where they worked on farms and plantations. They usually did a variety of jobs; butlers, cooks, nurses, capentry, etc.
by the early 1800s many slaves were Christians
Living conditions were harsh for slaves.
a well known rebellion is the: Nat Turner's rebellion, which occurred in 1831, know as the most violent revolt
Enslaved africans found comfort in their community and culture. They made timefor social activities in order top relieve the hardship of their lives.
Religion also played an important part in slave culture. Slaves blended some aspects of their traditional African religions with those of the Christianity.(they worshiped in secret)
Some of them sang spirituals, emotional Christian songs that blended African and European music
In small ways, slaves rebelled against the system daily. Others times they ran away for a few days to avoid an angry salveholder. But if they were discovered, salves captured and sent back, where they faced punishment or death.