FC: TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
1: Europeans introduced slavery on a massive scale. In the 1700s about 60,000 Africans were packed into slave ships Europeans relied on local African rulers to supply them with slaves. Slaves consisted of men, women and even children.
3: Once on board the ship, some slaves tried to organize rebellions. Some even jumped overboard to avoid a life of slavery. | Many slaves died of diseases that spread on the filthy, crowded ships. Many slaves were thrown overboard because of diseases.
5: Field hands-men,women and children might work as long as 16 hours a day during the harvest and 10 or more hours a day in winter; the work week was usually 6 days long with Saturday being a half day. Even though they worked so hard, they still had time to hold on to their culture.They had their musical spirituals, food, religious beliefs and artistic styles.
7: In some parts of Africa, the slave trade disrupted whole societies. It encouraged wars and increased tensions among neighboring countries. When slave traders attacked small communities, their economy suffered.
9: SOURCES PAGE World Cultures Book www.slave voyages.org www.cliffnotes.com/study_guide/slave-society-and-culture www.awesome stories.com/assets/sicl-slaves-are-thrown-overboard-their-ship