Position of slaves from their perspective

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Position of slaves from their perspective
Generally, slavery is the worst thing in human history. In this essay, I will state a few facts about how they were treated before, during and after the Civil War. Slaves, since they were brought to America, had treatment of „ignorance“. In fact, the owners kept their slaves stupefied, they did not learn anything except for work. Nor did they know the current date, not to mention date of their birth. You could not meet a slave, (later a former slave) who knows his date of birth. Children were separated from their mothers at a very early age. The reason for the separation was that the mother, who is still young, hires somewhere for work on a field and a child is raised by older women who could no longer work in the field. Some evil mastermind figured this out to exploit maximum of slaves in ther lifetime. Some of the owners were wery sadystic, they tortured slaves, rape the women and children. Many people still claim that the Civil War was not fought to keep slavery intact. That’s not how the slaves saw it. Besides the material you sent us I found an interesting book on slaves position during and after the Civil War „The Slaves ' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves“ by Andrew Ward. Here are some quotations and sumary:
"It was God 's blessing to the black peoples to come out from bondage, to belong only to their selves and God, to read about what 's going on in the world and write and figure for theirselves." So said Louis Meadows, a former slave from Georgia who is the last of many hundreds of African-Americans quoted in The Slaves ' War, Andrew Ward 's innovative and powerful new study of the Civil War. By granting Meadows the final word in his dense mosaic of quotations, Mr. Ward underlines one of the major themes to emerge from slaves ' testimony: the supreme importance of "figuring," of being able to interpret the world for oneself through reading and writing.
Compared to the grosser kinds of terror

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