FC: Slavery was originally used as a punishment for certain crimes. When the demand for slaves began to increase; slave traders began to capture more African people. | Slave trade
1: Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745. His parents worked in the field and he and the other children of the village were left to keep watch. Whenever they saw people coming they would yell. One day he heard the yelling and knew that he didn't have enough time to run to the woods. So he and his sister crouched in the corner. Some hands came towards them and roughly picked them up. They were taken outside and dirty clothes were stuffed in their mouths and bags were put over their heads. They were then swung over someone's shoulders and carried away.
2: Olaudah and his sister were taken far away from home and were sold as slaves to two different families living in africa. Olaudah was soon sold again and was taken to the moving land. little did Olaudah know that it was an ocean. Olaudah was put into the ship hold with alot of other slaves. These slaves had to stand horrible conditions inside the ship. The air inside the ship was stif and there were smells from the bathroom and people who were dead or sick. OLaudah and other slaves bathroom was just a hole in the floor. Many children fell through the hole and died. Olaudah was one of the many who became sick on the ship. He was allowed to sit on board and breath fresh air. When he got of the ship he was to be sold.
3: Before Europeans discovered Africa and started selling slaves; Africa used to be a land made up of small tribes. These small tribes often got into conflicts with each other which lead to a battle. The African tribes were kept small because if they grew too big they would become too strong and they would have many enemies. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/494851/the_effects_of_the_slave_trade_on_africa.html?cat=37