6% of slaves in the south were free. Slave codes: the laws slaves were forced to live by. Families were broken apart because of the slave trade. The only slave trade was between cities/states because they banned importing more slaves. Some slaves revolted, like not working at a fast pace, or not working at all, to the credit of Nat Turner’s revolution, (he and his followers killed 60 whites).
Slave Quarters, "The Oaks Plantation," Colbert County, Alabama. The original log cabin is said to have been built in the 1700's by Native Americans and is located nine miles south east of Tuscumbia, near Spring Valley. (Alex Bush photographer) March 28, 1935.
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (2) -- And one WHITE KID with Back to the Camera by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr