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Saturday, 26 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY IN NORTH CAROLINA :
North Carolina like other Southern States relied on slavery to building its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. Slaves across the state raised crops, did domestic chores, constructed new buildings, sailed ships and performed countless other jobs, all for no pay. The slave trade separated many families and punishment and violence were all to common. Despite the extreme hardship of slavery, enslaved blacks in North Carolina created a strong culture that combines their experiences as slaves with elements of African and west.