Slavery Dbq Research Paper

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Slavery denied people their basic human rights. Slavery was a dishonor to America. All slaves were treated terribly. They were often sold many times from owner to owner for their entire lifes. Every day slaves would have to wake up early to start work with very few breaks for rest or food. When slaves went to sleep, they had to sleep on a bed that was made out of straw and old rags, thrown in corners and boxed boards (Doc. 3). In addition, slaves lodged in log huts on the bare ground. Wooden floor were an unknown luxury (Doc. 3). There were many complaints about slavery. Frederick Douglass stated, “The law gives the master absolute power over the slave. He may work him, flog him, hire him out, or sell him. In law a slave has no wife, no children,