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Another 10% of the Great W T Sherman’S Hotlanta Bar-B-Que Est 1864 Vintage Shirts slaves died during the process of “seasoning” – getting used to local conditions in their destinations. Initially, all types of unfree workers, regardless of color, were treated the same way: bought, sold, and worked, sometimes to death. Gradually, starting in the 18th century, light-skinned slaves (“house negroes”) and whites were tackled more leniently. Surprisingly, slave rebellions were rather rare – perhaps because cruel slave-owners were socially ostracized and miscegenation (white-black sexual liaisons) was frowned upon. Most slave-owners regarded themselves as custodians of their slaves.
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