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Slaves sang while they were working in the fields to pass the time away. Usually they would sing about home or family, and sometimes a song that they would sing would be a coded message.

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What were the worst jobs of slaves?

Working the cotton fields. Playing servant to the "White Man".

What job did slaves perform?

cooking, cleaning, picking cotton, working on farm , sewing, plantation work

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