No one deserves to be slaved. Even if it benefits the economy like it did in the South, nobody should be enslaved. The slave masters should go to prison for a long time. There is a difference between being enslaved and being in prison. People were brought over on the Middle Passage to American in order to work in the plantation fields.
They worked long hard hours. That was if they survived the journey across the ocean. Many slaves died as a result of the harsh conditions. Plus, the slave masters would punish these slaves. They lived hard lives. Also, the laws at this time allowed for people to keep slaves so it was difficult for the slaves to escape.