The black female, woman or child, was forced into sexual relationships for the white slave master's pleasure and profit attempting to keep the slave population growing by his own doing, and not by importing more slaves from africa. The slave husband also had little control over master-female slave sexual relations although a conjugal bond existed, the slave wife could still be used to fulfill the master's desires.
What kind of sufferings did african american women go through during slavery when female slaves were whipped they were often stripped to the waist or.
Sufferings of a female slave slavery is terrible for men but it is far more terrible for women superadded to the burden common to all, they have wrongs, and sufferings, and mortifications peculiarly of their own (gates and mckay 294. The female slave was, moreover, faced with the prospect of being forced into sexual relationships for the purposes of reproduction perhaps more harrowing, she might be witness to her daughters. All of lindas suffering in th book roots from the very reason that she was a female slave the hardships of slavery tormented her not only physically but also emotionally and mentally she was forced to make decisions she did not really want, but was given no choice. Forced to confront with the realities of fleeting motherhood as a slave, female bondswomen suffered terribly from the emotional separation of themselves and their children in the uncertain world of the american slave trade.
Superadded to the burden common to all, they have wrongs, and sufferings, and mortifications peculiarly their own (harriet jacobs, incidents in the life of a slave girl, p 77) the female experiences of american chattel slavery are often overlooked in popular accounts of this peculiar institution. In addition to the slaves in america, saint-domingue and jamaica having to do physical labor that attributed to the growth of the economy, female slaves had extremely degrading tasks as well capturing and shipping off slaves cost a lot financially, and overall was a hard thing to do as frequently due to time restraints as well.
Concubine slaves were the only female slaves who commanded a higher price than skilled male slaves  during the early louisiana colonial period, french men took wives and mistresses from the slaves they often freed their children and, sometimes, their mistresses.
Female slave narratives appealed to women by highlighting the uniquely female issues of slavery: sexual abuse and motherhood, while carefully maintaining established gender roles in a time when upper class, educated women were protected from the unpleasantries of slavery (and life), frank discussions of sexual exploitation were especially.