Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 10 months ago

Did slave owners sleep with their slaves?

160 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    I regret that W.E.B. DuBois was not more successful in his efforts.

  • 10 months ago

    Does a bear crap in the woods?

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    Almost certainly. Thomas Jefferson is a perfect example.

  • 10 months ago

    Yes. Many raped them.

    • Slaves may have had unconsentual sex with their masters, but they were not raped. You cannot rape what you own. They were there to be done with as the masters saw fit. You cannot judge the past by today's standards.

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  • 10 months ago

    A lot of slave owners fornicated with their female slaves, the slaves became pregnant and had the slave owners' children. It explains the diversity of skin colors in African Americans today.

    I'm not sure if any of the sleeping between the slave owners and their slaves were consensual.

    • NPG Starlett10 months agoReport

      @John P: but the slavery in North America were most common in the South - in states like Georgia.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    No, they raped their slaves.

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    often some even became concubines or wives, have you read the books of the law in the old testament. It is not like slavery suddenly started with the sugar or the cotton industry

  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Very recently Henry Louis Gates a major genetic genealogy researcher announced that he has YET to find a single African American with ZERO European dna.

    • Luke
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Then why doesn't she look 100% black?

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  • 10 months ago

    Many did. The earliest mixing of the races in the US colonies and later in the states occurred from masters impregnating their female slaves.

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