how did participation in an increasingly capitalist system affect slaves?

slave watermen--
how much was the system purely economic?

canal system history

hiring of slaves:

Had no legal protection if cheated because they had no legal right to enter into a contract

money was a more important strategy than moral appeal

how much expertise and independence was too much?

why would owners separate families?

Moses Grandy
Fredrick Douglas
Abel Ferebee
Rosy and Peter Robinson