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True Accounts of Slavery Slavery issues are often addressed with mixed views Some people believe that slavery was morally wrong and unfair Others believe that without slavery the United States would not be unified and would not be such a world leader No one can have an accurate opinion except for those who lived through slavery themselves the actual negro slaves From three different slave narratives we see many differences and similarities of their lives and experiences with slavery From what we have always heard slaves worked up to twenty hour days were malnourished and were beaten severely for the smallest of wrong doings After reading some narratives these myths have been proven wrong According to Walter Calloway and Clayton Holbert their days as slaves were extremely similar Calloways daily life was usually spent out in the fields working but he had leisure time During this leisure time Calloway and the other slaves would meet on Sundays for preachin Holberts daily life was similar to this as they to worked hard to have extra time Calloway and Holbert were both allowed freedom among the plantation and were allowed to hold religious activities to share their beliefs such as gatherings for preaching and festivals Slaves in most every plantation had religious beliefs except some were not allowed to express their beliefs such as the slave Mary Reynolds The slaves at her plantation believed that they were slaves of God and they prayed for the end of Tribulation Many slaves had a good interaction with their masters At the plantation where Holbert worked his master gave the slaves many vacations The slaves did not have to work Christmas eve day until New Years Day and on Christmas they held a big Festival His master encouraged Religion such as that of Calloway Calloway and Holbert had close relations with their masters Holbert said Most of the slave owners were good to their slaves although some
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