Hall, Kia 300092247 Darius Young AMH 2091-001 Introduction: Africa and Black Americans, Slave Trade What I learned about this chapter, was that around the early 1800’s, there was A big disagreement between the black and whites about Religion, and slaves. In 1603 there were approximately only thirty-two royal slaves In St. Augustine, five
Of whom were woman, and of the total, they described seven as “Advance” In Years. I’m guessing that by advanced they meant that some slaves had more Knowledge and experience than others, so therefore the slave owners valued them More than others since they would be worth more. In the text, Florida’s Treasury official Miguel Ybarra wrote that “it was in the community’s interest to Preserve these valuable workers and that he would see to it that they were well
Taken care of, as far as food, clothing, and when they fall sick they were taken to The hospital and cared for as most valuable soldiers“. Ybarra promised to maintain This level of care and must have done so. Although the slaves were highly Praised and valued more over the other slaves, they still felt as though they were Mistreated. By 1821, planters had moved to the Middle Florida and had begun Many racial situations, one being Slave codes.
The slave code is what made the Slave to try and disobey their masters and had led them into getting disciplined From their masters. When it came to the slave jobs, the men were placed outside On the field to cut and saw timber for fort and ship repairs, and the women Stayed inside to cook and care for the men in illness. I can say that If I were a Slave, I think I would rather be outside working on the field instead of being
Inside because most times the women that worked inside were raped by their Masters and that’s how they ended up producing more and more babies. On the plantation, if any of the slaves were caught working poorly, they would Get punished by their masters, and if any were caught doing any kind of Religious activities, they would also be punished and whipped, this made the Slaves work more productively on the plantation. Another series of epidemics
Was the Typhus or yellow fever in 1649 and smallpox in 1654, all this took a Harsh toll on St. Augustine’s limited population, killing many government officials And royal slaves in the community. By all this occurring, the native population Declined most dramatically, leaving the interior of the peninsula almost deserted. The land was vacant because of this cycle and the colony was hungry, this was Described as “Starving time. ” The colony later on over came that obstacle by Working.