The Slave Community is an interesting book. This is because this book tells us how life really was for those who were affected, also known as the slaves. Blassingame, the author, mainly focused on main points and details of this time period by teaching us what historians were actually studying. He mentions that the historians of that time particullarly focused on the lives of the slaves owners and ignored the important aspects in the slavery period. The book further highlights that since historians relied much on data collected from the planter’s sources; it must have have led historians such as, Elkins, a famous historian, to imitate slaves.
Many authors persuade us into thinking that slaves obey their orders and work to their owner’s expectations. But do they really? No, John Blassingame shows that slaves were not obedient to their owners and did not want to work for them. Blassingame suggests that black African Americans were instead forced to endure the pain of being a slave and working no