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Cynthia chose between working the field, and serving as her master's mistress.
Conditions on slave ships were notoriously abysmal. How did slaves respond?
Josiah Henson's mother was assaulted. What was his father's response?
Escaped slaves struggled to help free others while avoiding recapture.
Slaves often resented those among them chosen as favorites by their masters.
Charles Ball escaped only to be kidnapped and sent to work on a new plantation.
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