Instead, Gutman found that at the end of the Civil War, in Virginia, for example, most families of former slaves had two parents, and most older couples had lived together for a long time. That might lead to a weekly lecture which the master and his family were encouraged to attend in order to provide a good example for his slaves.
They were first imported as slaves as property to do hard labor for their owners.
From charities? The problems of the postwar South were widespread and severe. With racial profiling, African-Americans are more than likely to be uneasy around police officers. The system of slavery, forced Blacks to be exploited for the economic gain of white plantation owners, and after slavery, Jim Crow Laws discriminated against Blacks and solidified their economic racial inferiority.
Bythe Lincoln administration had largely abandoned the notion that black people would agree to live somewhere else after emancipation. Specifically being an African American it is important to vote because it is not only our right but our duty, for our predecessors fought for years for this right as did many others.
With no freedom, they were forced to obey orders until a revolution appeared. When even the most liberal whites struggled to meet this challenge, they developed an alternative plan that might deliver the United States from the guilt of slavery and oppression without obliging white people to live alongside people of color: perhaps blacks and Indians could be persuaded to move elsewhere.
They would be strung up to a tree and hung in front of crowds of hateful people spewing ignorance with no regard for human life outside of their own race.