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What did the slaves hope to be set free?

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2007-11-29 07:16:18

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


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