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i imagine that it was like this: 6.00am wake up 6.30am take breakfast with you to plantation unit 9.00am break 9.05am back to work 9.00pm home 11.30pm sleep

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A typical day for a slave was doing work. If the owners were nice, they wouldn't get beaten, but they usually would. They were authorized to whip and brutalize non-compliant slaves. Slave codes authorized, indemnified or even required the use of violence, and were denounced by abolitionists for their brutality. Both slaves and free blacks were regulated by the Black Codes, and had their movements monitored by slave patrols conscripted from the white population which were allowed to use summary punishment against escapees, sometimes maiming or killing them. In addition to physical abuse and murder, slaves were at constant risk of losing members of their families if their owners decided to trade them for profit, punishment, or to pay debts. A few slaves retaliated by murdering owners and overseers, burning barns, killing horses, or staging work slowdowns. Darker-skinned slaves worked in the fields, while lighter-skinned house servants had comparatively better clothing, food and housing.

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As a slave I would love to tell you but I don't have the time nor the freedom to do so. I have no access to the internet, (at least none my master knows about), and I don't enjoy much of modern technology because I am not authorized to do so. I do not own my body my master does and what I do, I do to please my master...oops! He's coming now, gotta go...please don't tell anyone I was doing this, my master will kill me.

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To what part of Africa did European slave traders go to find slaves to take to the Americas?

European slave traders mainly went to the coastal West African modern day nations such as Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

How long did African Slavery go on for?

Slavery and the slave trade in Africa continue to this day. The African slave trade existed prior to the arrival of Europeans and is known to be responsible for slavery in Northern Africa as well as for exporting millions of Africans as slaves to Middle Eastern countries as well as to Asia and the Americas. The United States of America specifically banned African (and any other form of) slavery over a century ago.

What were the consequences of slave trade in Africa?

In essence, the consequences were that African Americans became imported into the United States. This slave trade also led to the evolution of the United States, and allowed it to grow, while slaves did all the work. This led to a mixture of races eventually, and to the major population of African Americans that exist today. Slave trade also seprerated the north and south, and still can bee seen to this day as more racism may exist in the southern states than up north.

Did the European treat the africans fairly?

Well first of all the answer to your question is no. The Europeans treated African slaves horribly. They made them work all day. Slave trading between Africa and Europe began with the Portuguese, who were the first European nation to make continuous contact with Africa. African slaves were mainly taken to Europe to be used on a land that needed slaves. If a slave got tired, and slowed down or stopped, they would get a punishment. Sometimes slave owners would rape their slaves, raping is one of the many cruel and mean things done to slaves. Raping a slave wasn't even against the law! Sometimes slaves were beaten so harshly that they nearly bled to death. Slaves couldn't have an education, and it very hard to escape slavery.

What are the marxist ideas on the development of pre-colonial African societies?

Not much to write home about. Little was known in Europe in Marx's day, and he tended to write off pre-colonial societies. Some see an African variant of a stagnant "Asiatic mode of production", others a local feudalism with some slavery thown in, some a slave-based economy developing feudal elements. A few adventurous souls have hypothesised an "African mode of production" based on village organisation modified by long-distance trade.

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