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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

1: Trans-Atlantic slave trade started when demands for more slaves grew. Traders started taking men, women, and children to sell to plantation owners or ship captains.

2: After the slaves were kidnapped or bought in Africa. They were shipped by boat to the Indies, Great Britain, or to America. The voyage was brutal. There was only eighteen inches of room for each person and the smell was horrible.

3: Once the slaves were on land they were sold at auctions to the highest bidder. Some of the slave/slaves go to the plantation they were to work at, they were put in the fields to work at gathering cotton. Some were bought by ship captains to be sailors. If a slave got out of line, the consequences could be severe. Such as beatings, whippings, and other forms of punishment. Some slaves learned to read and write. A few bought their freedom and went to the north.

4: Works cited page. Olaudah_ Equino file.

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