How did enslaved African Americans create ties of family, community, and culture?

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Enslaved African Americans created ties of family, community, and culture through their music, dance, and language. Even though they faced hardships such as slavery, family separation, and broken communities, they preserved their African roots through their cultural products.

For many enslaved Americans, music became a way to express the pain and hardship of slavery. It was a communal experience in that all slaves shared this burden and could express their pain in a non-threatening way while working in inhumane conditions. It was an oratory practice in that the songs were passed down...

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