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Although many believe that nothing materially survived from Afro-American antebellum society, Barfield argues that not only free Blacks but also slaves produced a large amount of domestic tools and furnishings during the antebellum period. They also acquired and made pottery, utensils, glassware, Bibles, photographs, and other trinkets.
In Antebellum Society, black house servants were part of a separate class of slaves when compared to field hands. Black house servants lived in the plantation house with access to better facilities, had more personal contact with the masters of the plantation, ate better food, wore better clothes and did less menial labor. The house servants themselves also developed an attitude of superiority over the field hands.