To Be A Slave: Analysis

To Be a Slave is an assortment of passages and journals from the
slaves that served their masters during the Civil War era. At the beginning,
typical life and daily hardships that occur on the plantation are depicted.
The conditions that are described are horrible, even for animals to live in.
The slaves are forced to sleep on straw mats, and even then they were lucky.
Most of the time, slaves barely even saw wooden floors much less walk on
them. The harsh beatings the slaves endured were enough to make a man
welcome death. A man named Northup, known as Platt on the plantation, tried
to make life a little less painful for the slaves on the plantation.
Northup trained himself very carefully ...

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were sold and split away from families all the
time. Most slave mothers lost most, if not all of their children to
complete strangers who had fat wallets and no consideration. The children
would be raised into bondage and be kept in shackles most of their lives. A
slave named Charles Ball is a perfect example of this monstrosity. His life
was going well in Africa until marauders came and claimed him as their
slave. For most of his life, he would try to gain respect as a slave. Ball
did many unnecessary tasks to impress the master. Since he was a farmhand
however, he remained a farmhand and never really went anywhere. He remained
a petty slave for his entire life until eventually he ran away from his
Resistance to slavery was becoming a factor in African-American’s
lives as well. They started to rebel against their masters in trivial ways.
Their main goal became not to work hard, but to sabotage the plantations
and the crops since either way, they were to remain slaves ...

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