I'm almost done with the book. I have learned a lot of things about slavery they never taught in History Class. They had men who would whip slaves for a living. If a master or mistress was unhappy with a slave, they could be sent to these people who did nothing but whip slaves all day. Often if the slave girl was pretty, the man would humiliate her in many ways.
They had slave warehouses where slaves would be sent who were waiting for auction, and the warehouse owners would "fatten" up the slaves and make them healthy in order to bring more money at the "market". Sounds like I am talking about animals, doesn't it?
Some slave owners would buy some women just to be breeders, so they could sell their children to make money. This is kind of like what people do with horses, they would match them up with their best "bucks" to produce the best slaves. Some men would buy the pretty girls just for their pleasure at home, and then sell their own children.
"And behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power, but they had no comforter." Ecclesiastes 4:1
Mrs. Stowe often talks about how these people will have to answer for their sins at the judgement seat of Christ, and she is absolutely right!