Objects & Places from To Be a Slave

Julius Lester
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The Coffle - This describes what occurred when slave traders rounded up the slaves by buying them from various parts of the country and took them to an auction so others could buy them. The slave traders lined the slaves up and chained them together, many times forcing them to walk barefoot for miles.

The Auction Block - This is an area of town designated for the sale of slaves. Here, the slave traders would exhibit the slaves up for sale, and demonstrate the health and quality of the slave. It is also where buyers would buy the slaves.

The Woods - This location was as far away as possible from the master's house where the slaves would gather to worship, dance, and sing as a means of escape from their daily misery.

The Whip (Also Called a Switch) - This object was used daily as...

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