Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of a plantation house near Social Circle, Georgia
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Sundays at rest

Most Masters relieved slaves of work duties on Sundays, the Christian day of rest. Slaves used the day to undertake a variety of activities for which there was insufficient time during the workweek. Some slaves worshipped on Sundays, but the day was also used for cleaning, hunting, gardening, and socializing.
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