In Olaugah Equiano's Narrative of Life he speaks passionately about slaves being separated from their siblings. I wonder why the purchasers would not want to keep siblings together if they had the necessary funds. I understand that many times family members on a plantation were separated from each other as punishment, but why would the purchasers initially separate them? I would think that it would increase productivity to have family members together.
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Do your questions apply directly to the text, or does your teacher require these questions to be answered with your personal opinion? You say, "I would think", which leads me to believe this is not a question with a right or wrong answer. If these questions are text related, I believe you will need text evidence to support your thoughts.