Presentation on theme: "DESCRIBE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN SLAVERY. HOW WERE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE DOMESTIC SLAVE TRADE? Devin Johnson."— Presentation transcript:
DESCRIBE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN SLAVERY. HOW WERE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE DOMESTIC SLAVE TRADE? Devin Johnson
The Black Family Not counted for the population of America Slave owners still encouraged them to grow and reproduce
Marriage Avoided marrying cousins If families chose to bear the surname of a slave owner, they chose the owner of whom their family began bondage with in America Parents named children after relatives of past generations
Relations between slaves & slave owners Slave women were threatened by abuse & rape Fancy trade: buying slaves for sexual purposes was very common, especially in the new Orleans Slave Market A “fancy” was a young attractive slave girl Females were sold 300% higher than the average
Harriet Jacobs “ Why does the slave ever love? Why allow the tendrils of the heart to twine around objects which may at any moment be wrenched away by the hand of violence?”
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