When Rice Was King (12): Slave Treatment And Resistance - Episode 12


Plantation owners demanded more than just obedience from their slaves. They also demanded things like loyalty, respect, love, and duty.  Whippings, and solitary confinement, were common punishments for disobedient slaves.  Banishment to the New Orleans slave market struck fear into even the most belligerent of slaves.  Slaves developed their own resistance system, using tactics such as theft, petty vandalism, or insufficient work.