To state the obvious, slaves were treated horribly, not to be mean or rude, but the way white people treated slaves was just inhumane. However, what I've learned about slavery from Douglass and what I've been learning about in history is quite different. Douglass says the white people treated them like property and not people. The slaves never had any rights and even if they wanted to stand up for themselves they couldn't because they were afraid that if they did, they would get whipped. For all the work the slaves were doing, they were being rewarded with not being whipped. In history class I've read essays from different people where slaves were actually rebelling in away against there slave holders. There was even one point where the slave holder had to motivate the slaves to work for him by making work a competition with a prize at the end. Which view is right about slavery? obviously the slaves would have a more accurate view of slavery but they also could of over exaggerated. Maybe slavery was different in different parts of the country?