https://duchesnehouse.org/node/41 Family History series in collaboration with the Community Book Store
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In 1860, there were over 300,000 enslaved men, women, and children working and living on Louisiana’s plantations. These people were considered as chattel property-- meaning they could be bought and sold as the owner’s commodities from birth and until death. When presenting the lives of enslaved men, women, and children, the response is usually “ I would have been a runaway slave.” Yet, running away wasn’t as easy as one would think.