- Words: 1131
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Black Studies
- Paper #: 89865954
The effect this had on many slaves was to make them determined to gain their freedom at all costs.
Family relationships, something most people take for granted, were not considered in the lives of slaves. Two of the narratives note, "At the close of that year I was sold to a Thomas Stanton, and had to be separated from my wife and one daughter, who was about one-month-old" (Smith 13).