A man would rent the stockman and put him in a room with some young women he wanted to raise children from. Slave Narrative Collection. Opposition and resistance Abolitionism U. See also: Field slaves and House slaves. The slave narratives also testified that slave women were subjected to arranged marriages, forced matings, sexual violation by masters, their sons or overseers, and other forms of abuse.
Milan. Age: 22.
The prohibition on the importation of slaves into the United States after limited the supply of slaves in the United States.
Jaycee. Age: 21.
Slave breeding in the United States
Slaves were treated as a commodity by owners and traders alike, and were regarded as the crucial labor for the production of lucrative cash crops that fed the triangle trade. This view was inspired in part by a reinterpretation of the Genesis passage "Cursed be Canaan; The lowest of slaves shall he be to his brothers" Genesis 9 ; Ham, son of Noah and father of Canaan, was deemed the antediluvian progenitor of the African people. Puerto Rico — Venezuela. This came at a time when the invention of the cotton gin enabled the expansion of cultivation in the uplands of short-staple cotton, leading to clearing lands cultivating cotton through large areas of the Deep South, especially the Black Belt.