The Songs of SorrowBy 1840 there were 84 African American slaves on the Java Plantation, a large number for the area. Almost half were children. On a typical day the slaves would rise before dawn, prepare and eat breakfast, feed the livestock, and be in the fields by sunrise. In the fields slaves might hoe, weed, clear new land, pick insects from the tobacco, or harvest the crop. Mothers took their babies into the fields with them, but young children were often left to take care of themselves. By the age of ten they were put to work.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 9:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 365672 N 4305626|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88925000, -76.54881667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.355', W 76° 32.929'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 21.3" N, 76° 32' 55.74" W|
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