FC: Slave Trade Project. | Sarah Burdett sb101314 World Cultures Ms.Brentzel MWF 8-9AM
1: What was the slave trade like in Africa? | As a punishment for crime, and also as demand for slaves grew, people were captured and sold into slavery. Traders would invade small African villages and capture women, children, and men, to sell in the trade.
2: Slave trading was something that began in 1517 and ended in Britain in 1803 and throughout the Empire through 1833. Slave trading was a popular things, as everyone wanted a slave to do things for them. In small African villages there were lookouts, when the lookouts saw a trader coming they would yell out to warn the others. After an African was taken they would be taken to a ship and the ship would take them on the "Middle Passage" which would take them to the New World where they would be sold as slaves.
3: When Africans were captured they had sacks placed over their heads and were not able to scream because of cloth over their mouths. On the ship the slaves were forced to live under the deck, which made them live in terrible conditions. The slaves would often try to jump ship to escape, and this would result in beating. Also, not eating in an effort to starve yourself would result in beating.Many of the Africans died on the ship while going to the slave trade. The amount of sickness and bacteria that was on the ship was too much for any person to handle, and many were forced to the point where they welcomed death as a way out of their misery.
7: The slave trade effected Africa in many ways. It made African villages constantly live in the fear that they could be taken and sold into slavery. It also made Africa be looked at as a lesser nation than the nations that were buying slaves. The respect that every person deserves was taken away from Africans by the traders. This forced Africans to be looked at as less valuable than Americans.
8: Sources: http://csmh.pbworks.com/w/page/7309520/1808%20-%20Slave%20Trade%20Abolished "The Life of Olaudah Equiano" (found in Schoology) For all pictures, I googled "African slave trade" and copy and pasted the pictures.