How old were Enslaved Children in Colonial America when they were put to work?

By age five or six, children would do small tasks such as helping in the big house or in the field fetching water, picking up stones, or working in the trash gang.

At the age of ten or twelve, children, both boys and girls, were given a regular field routine.

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