Field slaves worked in the fields from sunrise to sunset, and at harvest time they toiled 18 hours a day. Woman worked the same hours as the men, and pregnant field slaves were expected to continue until their child was born.
House slaves usually lived more comfortably than field slaves. They usually had better food and were sometimes given the family’s used clothing. Even though it was illegal, some house slaves were educated by the woman in the family. Sometimes the house slaves were treated like the master’s child.
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