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S: Slave Trade

FC: The Slave Trade

1: During slavery many African Americans were captured and taken from their homelands and packed on to cargo ships. Many never survive the trip their ships make. If any slaves were to ill to work they were thrown overboard.

2: This is the Triangular Trade route. In this route slaves were usually traded for cargo like gun powder, sugar, tobacco, etc. Sometimes cargo would even be traded for slaves. After all slaves were dropped off to work for their masters. The ship returned to pick up more cargo and slaves.

4: Conditions on the slave ships were horrible for slaves. Slaves were kept in the cargo and chained together. The ceiling of the cargo hold was only 4 feet high so there wasn't any room to even stand up. There was no where for human waste to be put at so disease was abundant. Conditions were so bad that some slaves sought suicide through starving themselves. Ship captains considered slaves there most precious cargo, so if any slave refused to eat they were forced fed with a device called a speculum oris.

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