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I think the question should be, "What hope did the slaves have on being set free?" The answer is, most had no hope in the 1600-1800's. If you were born or sold into slavery, it was pretty much the end of all hope. Some thought of escaping the Northern states, which had no slaves, but most were captured. If you were running away to freedom, it was a risky job. May men were willing to go without sleep just to find the slave. But, during the Civil War, a spark of hope shone through. And when Abe linclon issued the Emancipation Proclemation, hope was once again restored. Although that abolished slavery, most white people were still racist against them.

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