Black People : Slavery,a Black woman's ordeal

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  1. Enki

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    Hello Family!

    The notion of slavery, as unpleasant as it is, must nonetheless be examined to understand the hardships that were caused in the lives of enslaved African-Americans. Without a doubt, conditions that the slaves lived under could be easily described as intolerable and inhumane. As painful as the slave's treatment by the masters was, it proved to be more unbearable for the women who were enslaved. Why did the women suffer a grimmer fate as slaves? The answer lies in the readings of Harriet Jacob.

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    This excerpt implies that sexual abuse, jealous mistresses', and loss of children caused the female slaves to endure a more dreadful and hard life in captivity. It is a difficult predicament to be in when one is held in captivity. The situation is that much worse if a child finds himself/herself held as a slave from a young age as Harriet was born into slavery.

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    I think the situation for female slaves was worse from the go-get...
    These are the 'instructions' on what do to when buying a female slave...
    Can any one of us today really comprehend the indignity of experiencing this in public?

    1. Brandish whip
    2. Remove her clothes
    3. Eye her face
    4. Open her mouth
    5. Inspect teeth and gums
    6. Eye neck
    7. Eye breasts
    8. Tweak nipples
    9. Run hands across bosom
    10. Eye abdomen
    11. Eye triangle
    12. Eye legs
    13. Eye ankles
    14. Rotate her around
    15. Eye neck
    16. Eye back
    17. Pinch buttocks
    18. Eye thighs
    19. Eye legs
    20. Eye calves
    21. Eye feet
    22. Rotate her around
    23. Have her again facing
    24. Put hand on her knee
    25. Curve hand around her knee
    26. Inch hand slowly up her inner leg
    27. Continue inching up thigh
    28. Plunge two fingers inside opening
    29. Twist fingers around
    30. Withdraw fingers
    31. Decision process.

    http://medicolegal.tripod.com/slaveryillegal.htm#rape
     
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    Yes,I agree;this is very demeaning.I can only sympathize with what my female ancestors went though back then.
     
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    Yes this is sad indeed,black women suffered the most in this period. Slavery and the cruelty that went along with it led frightened mothers to commit acts of fratricide and infanticide. Some killed their children to save them from lives of bondage.

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