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Coping Mechanisms Used By Female Slaves In Charleston During The Antebellum Era, Jennifer Seay Apr 2017

Coping Mechanisms Used By Female Slaves In Charleston During The Antebellum Era, Jennifer Seay

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Coping Mechanisms Used by Slaves in Charleston, South Carolina

In Charleston, South Carolina during the Antebellum Era slaves used coping mechanisms to survive the oppression and dehumanization of slavery. Slave implemented coping mechanisms such as religion and music into their daily lives which provided them with a source of hope and solace. Former slaves have stated in personal interviews and writings that reflecting on something other than their reality of bondage inspired them and created hope for a new future. The enslaved found hope through religion and accepted the biblical stories of Christianity as prophecy of the future. Music relayed ...