African Americans: See What Happened When Slaves Were Freed


Slavery was a part of World War I and II, and many people had previously lived in fear of how German leaders who had vowed to make life miserable for their occupied people.

During this time, African Americans, also known as black Americans, were subjected to a slave trade that severely impacted the existence of one life in the slave trade. Prisoners were sometimes killed and punished, while starvation and unnecessary life treatment were administered to those who were assigned to work for the Germans. They were sold to strangers and subjected to hard labor with no sense of remuneration.

What Happened When Slaves Were Freed?

However, hundreds of thousands of slaves freed during the American Civil War, some died from disease as a result of not being treated normal, not having a place to be well handled when sick, and sometimes facing hunger when liberated from slavery. In fact, they would rather remain slaves than come and face what came after their freedom and joy.

When they were freed after a brutal, bloody war, they were ignored by Union soldiers. Meanwhile, this was the outcome of the nineteenth- century war that took place between 1861 and 1862. Although this was the most affected and rated crisis in the American Civil War, a little investigation by men who tend to know about the war and what happened to the freed slaves had never caused any damage to the health of the investigators, who wanted to find out how the war began.

Many northerners were more sympathetic than their southern American opponents when it came to caring, as the southerners were given an advantage and how to be treated by the American union even after being freed from slavery. Anti- slavery abolitionists feared the disaster would prove their critics correct, especially when it come to the health of the freed slaves.

The Conditions Which Led To The Freeing Of Slaves

As the Americans would sell out slaves in order to participate in plantation reservations, some ended up in encampments called the contraband camp, which was closer to the union army base where conditions were set to handle them in an unsypathized manner.

They were set on limited food as the supply of food remained in the hand of the American soldiers. Even after being freed, there are certain conditions which could require a freed slave to be placed back into the cell or prison, either as a result of not having shelter, no where to run to, or health challenges as well as movement.

Many contraband camps were actually the former slave pans, which meant that they were those who ended up being kept back in prison where they also died of starvation and disease as a result of being neglected. Yet one would be granted a pardon when he/she had agreed to return to the plantation owned by their oppressor.

Treatment By Union Soldiers

When it had to do with the freed slaves, the union soldiers usually led them into brutal treatment. They made lives for families seen as unpredictable by the slaves, who were traceable to a couple.

Joseph Miller, who had come with his wife and children to establish a temporary slave refugee camp within the Union, was a slave on the plantation in Nelson Camp, Kentucky, where he had made his assignment with his family.

However, the same union soldier made him suffer starvation and was later killed as they were allowed to scavenge in a war- ravaged and disease- ridden landscape.

His death led to the little killing of his family, as his wife died and his son died three days after his death. His son then followed his daughter, not for anything but starvation and illness, as many of these slaves were dying of starvation. However, one result was taken by a scholar who noted how black Americans responded to disease during the slave period.

To his observation, the black Americans were immune to disease, which resulted in the death of millions per day as they were carried out to burial with coffins by wagonload and were thrown into the trench. So bad was the problem during the American Civil War and the Great War that one might think that the entire black American population found in the slave trade could be finished at once with the rate of death found in their midst, especially when they were set free from the union soldiers, which led an observer to conclude their state of condition compared to the earlier I, life after being freed was so miserable that they could prefer staying in the camp to being free.

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