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The South region of the U.S. was primarily an agricultural society in which people lived in small villages and on farms and plantations.

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The South region of the U.S. was primarily an agricultural society in which people lived in small villages and on farms and plantations.
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villagesmall.png Some of the people of the south might have lived in small villages
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Facts of the South:

*The south favored slavery
*During the Civil War the south was called the Confederate
*All of Virginia was considered one of the southern states untill a section that is now called today West Virginia broke away and considered
themselves a new state and joined the North side which during the Civil War was called the Union, or the United States Of America
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This is a picture of a map. The red section is not owned. The gray is confederate. The Blue is the Union.
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Slavery Is Something That The South Believed In

Slavery
A Slave
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"There were no beds given the slaves, unless one coarse blanket be considered such, and none but the men and women had these...They find less difficulty from the want of beds, than from the want of time to sleep; for when their day's work in the field is done, the most of them having their washing, mending, and cooking to do, and having few or none of the ordinary facilities for doing either of these, very many of their sleeping hours are consumed in preparing for the field the coming day; and when this is done, old and young, male and female, married and single, drop down side by side, on one common bed,--the cold, damp floor,--each covering himself or herself with their miserable blankets; and here they sleep till they are summoned to the field by the driver's horn." Frederick Douglass, from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845

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*As you can see the slaves didn't live very well. Aside from their days work they would have to care for their family. Try to imagine working as soon as the sun came up and getting back to your small hutch or section in a celler and fix a meal with what you have for your family while your already exausted and tired
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Look at how awful the slave cabins were!
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Life as a slave was harsh! Read this:

The life as a slave was very difficult. Here are some things that were in a slave’s life.

Clothing:

Every year, slaves usually received two linen shirts, two pairs of trousers , one jacket, one pair of socks, one pair of shoes, an overcoat, and a wool hat.

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Food:

Slaves usually received cornmeal salt herrings, and eight pounds of pork or fish each month for food.

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Housing:

Slaves houses were usually wooden shacks with dirt floors, but sometimes houses were made of boards nailed up with cracks stuffed with rags. The beds were collected pieces of straw or grass, and old rags, and only one blanket for a covering. A single room could have up to a dozen people-men, women, and children.

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Childhood:

When a slave was only 12 months old his/her mother could be sold far away. When a slave was four, they sometimes worked as a babysitter. When a slave was around the age of five, they would run errands and carry water to the field slaves. Around the age of eight, children would be expected to work on the plantation.

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Families:

Over 32% of marriages were canceled by masters as a result of slaves being sold away from the family home. A slave husband could be parted from his wife, and children from their mothers.

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Punishments:

Slaves could be killed for murder, burglary, arson, and assault upon a white person. Plantation owners believed that this severe discipline would make the slaves too scared to rebel.

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In South Carolina one slave owner would put nails in a barrel sticking out on the inside of the barrel, then put the slave in and roll him/her down a very long and steep hill. Another punishment slave owners used was to whip their slaves. Other slave owners in Virginia smoked their slaves. This involved whipping them and putting them in a tobacco smokehouse.

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Some other punishments were getting beaten with a chair, broom, tongs, shovel, shears, knife handles, the heavy end of a woman’s shoe, and an oak club.

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Religion:

On of the main reasons masters didn’t want their slaves to become Christians involved the Bible. This was one reason why most plantation owners did what they could to stop their slaves from learning to read. In the South, black people were not usually allowed to attend church services. Black people in the North were more likely to attend church services. Drums, which were used in traditional religious ceremonies, where banned because overseers worried that they would be used to send messages.



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As you can see in this picture many slaves would be assigned to a cabin.
The space would tight and you'd have to share all of the bedding and food.

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