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FC: Slave Trade | Slave Trade | Slave Trade | Slave Trade
1: What really happened...
2: Slave traders would come with goods to trade for the slaves, then they'd go back to the America's and trade the slaves for goods.
3: Slaves were taken back to the ship shackled, hands tied and even their neck bound to keep them at any cost from escaping.
4: The long trip was finally showed some relief when the made it to the coast... | The trip was long and horrible, many didn't make it to the ship, and who did were weak and sick.
5: The coast was the usually Eastern side of Africa where | They landed their boat and hunted for slaves, or went to | Punished or war captives were kept to pick them up.
6: The voyage was very rough, it was a very cramped space and half the people died on the journey, it was very filthy from peoples waste and unsanitary conditions, they had about 16 inches to sit without being right on top of somebody else. Slaves who tried to starve themselves beaten, and if they still refused to eat they would be force-fed, and if any slaves allowed on board at the time would try to jump over ship, they were beaten as well.
8: Slaves were sometimes allowed up on board, depending on their health or how well they behaved, if a slave was to sick he/she was thrown overboard even if he/she was still alive.
9: Once the slaves made it to the America's, they were auctioned off to their new owners, they split families apart and sometimes they never got back together if they got free.