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Was slavery as bad as we all believe? Isn't it possible that slaves weren't as mistreated as we believe they were? All our lives we have been taught certain things about slavery. What if what we think of slavery is just part of it? Isn't it possible that entertainment and society's views have manipulated our impressions of slavery? In my experience I have learned that the true history of slavery goes far beyond the story …

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…were good to their slaves," says Clayton Holbert. While Ben Horry says "Dem time (fore freedom) most o' people treated right by owner." Then he continues by saying "Our master treat us right." It's these statements among others that have led me to the conclusion that that the slaves were not as mistreated as I had been taught. Also that slavery, although a harsh and barbaric practice; it wasn't as bad as I had thought.