To Be a Slave Setting & Symbolism

Julius Lester
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The Coffle

The slave traders rounded up the slaves, buying them from various parts of the country and took them to an auction so others could buy them. The slave traders lined them up and chained them together.

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, demonstrate the health and quality of the slave, and where buyers would buy the slaves.

The Woods

As far away as possible from the master's house, the slaves would gather to worship, dance, and sing as a means of escape from their daily misery.

The Whip (Also Called a Switch)

Used daily as a consequence for idling in the field, disagreeing, not performing as expected, or just because the master wanted to show his power over the slaves. The slaves often felt the sting...

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