Some articles on slave, slaves, slave quarters:
... Kingsley Plantation was carried out by the task system each slave was given an assigned set of tasks for the day, such as processing 20–30 lb (9–14 ... When the day's jobs were completed, slaves were free to do as they chose ... other parts of the South practiced the gang system, where an overseer who was also a slave drove slaves to work the entire day ...
... The Clover Hill Tavern slave quarters is a single-story frame cabin with an attic that was originally constructed in 1819 ... The slave quarters contributes to the Tavern and the Clover Hill village scene as it was at the time of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant in 1865 ... structure is a reconstruction of the 1819 slave quarters that was rebuilt in 1954 ...
... the house for 3.5 miles (6 km), lined with the slave cabins to house the workers ... In the years before the American Civil War, the slave quarters included a slave infirmary, 69 cabins, communal kitchens, and several water wells located along the road ... Each slave cabin was occupied by two families, as duplex units sharing a central double fireplace ...
Famous quotes containing the words quarters and/or slave:
“He stood, and heard the steeple
Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
It tossed them down.”
—A.E. (Alfred Edward)
“I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to pulverize those critics who said I was a slave to my habits and couldnt break my bonds.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)