Slavery is a long history that has happened in the United States of America. For years the south in the United States long had slaves working out on the fields, picking cotton or some other task the slave masters had for them. Some had it a bit easier then the ones out on the fields doing domestic chores inside the slaves master house. The slaves weren’t able to read or write and for a reason it was kept like that. The women who worked inside the house could be known as a sex object for the slave master. The “southern code of conduct” did not protect slave women. The religious messages the slaves took from black Christianity contradicted what their master church has been telling them. Men ran away more often then women due to many reasons. Lastly, the Louisiana Purchase helped sustain slavery in the south.
At the time it was a crime to teach a slave person or child to read and write. Reason being why they made it a crime was because the masters wanted to have the upper hand and thought if the slaves were to learn literacy then the slaves would be able to fight back and survive on their own. Although, a small portion of slaves learned how to read and write behind the masters back, but if they were to get caught they would’ve gotten a punishment. At the end, it was unusual for a slave to know how to read and write. They were just there to perform work and didn’t really see life outside of the plantation to be motivated to learn.
A female domestic slave, her relationship with the slave master would be a rough one. For a fact that the female slave was also a sex object to the slave master. If the slave were to disobey the master’s orders, the female slave would get punished for not following orders. The relationship between the mistress and the female slave would be described as always having tension around. The mistress could always have a sense of feeling of what was going on between the master and female slave. At the end, all of this action would be considered rape, but the ball was always on the slave masters court, as a slave never had a saying. Slaves were pretty much down to the root just property and were treated like one.
Many ask if the “southern code of honor” protected slave women? Did the southern gentleman rule protect a slave woman and at the end it did not. Slaves were just property, a flesh of meat that picked the cotton and did hard labor for the benefit of the slave masters and his business. They were traded, sold to other slave masters. Slaves were also wages on bets slaves masters had within each other. Slaves weren’t human beings to these people who owned them. These women had no rights in the mind of the master and at the end were treated as is.
Men were more frequently to try and run away from the plantations. Males had vision of a life outside the plant and having freedom. Women were less hesitate to try and run away due to the fact she had children and didn’t want...