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The Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade

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1: Many Africans were captured and taken from their homes and families to be shipped to a foreign land. They were branded and chained like cattle before getting on the the boat. Many were scared of the white men and thought that they were either some kind of magic men or cannibals..

2: PORTFOLIO | Once on the ship, they were forced into a unbearable smelling tiny holding. It was so small that there wasn't enough room even for a bucket to release human waste! This later caused many to get sick and about of the slaves didn't make the trip.

3: Though, despite what you might think, the slave traders cared very much about the slaves. Not, about their well-being but about how much money they were going to make off the slaves. When they became to sick to eat or some tried to commit suicide through starvation, they were first tortured and if that didn't work, they'd force feed them through some contraption that held their jaws open while they stiffed food in!

4: Or many were chained to the deck,. Those who took their chances of jumping over board, was taking a chance with his life. If they didn't make it over or through the nets, they would have to face severing cuts. Those who did rarely make it out most likely didn't survive swimming in the middle of the ocean.Many slaves became seasick or developed diarrhea. Unable to move because they were chained into their positions, the slave's deck became a stinking mass of human waste.

6: The Slave trade completely disrupted whole societies. For example, in West Africa, the leaders of Ashanti and Dahomey attacked their neighbors for slaves, which they would in turn trade them for guns.

7: Slave Raiders would attack small communities, taking the healthy men and women. Which, meant no strong hands to work the fields, and later caused an unfathomable amount of communities to disappear

8: Sources: -The Atlantic Slave Trade Map: -The slave branding picture: On deck: Africans in America: The Middle Passage Life of Gustavus Vassa Effects on Africa : Middle Passage:

9: The End!!!

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