Difference in mortality/other conditions in various parts of the slave states
Post date: 2020-07-13 10:48:34
Was there a fundamental difference in mortality or illness or other such thing between the slave border states and the "Deep South"?
I remember reading something in middle school where a slave was threatened to be sold to a plantation in the Deep South if they did not follow a certain set of orders exactly. The implication was that the slave would die soon and horribly if they were sold to the Deep South.
I know the term sold down the river comes from this, I was more wondering if this was effectively a death sentence in addition to being a way for the slavers to rip families apart.
Additionally, if anyone has anything about how long slaves in the fields of plantations lived vs house slaves, I'd love to see it.