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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade | By: Ian Adams For World Cultures,due: 12/3/2012, 4pm

1: Between 1650 and 1860 about 10 to 15 million people were brought from western Africa to the Americas to be slaves. Most of these people were shipped to the West Indies, Central and South America.

2: The conditions The slaves faced on their trip from Africa was not good at all. Newly captured Africans would be stuffed on to ships where there was not enough room to even lie down. Many people died during this horrific experience. | Once slaves arrived at their destination, they were sold. Once the slave is sold to someone, the slave goes and has to do whatever work the slave owner says. If the slave does not obey, they might get beaten, sometimes very badly. You can see the scars on the picture above.

3: As you can imagine some slaves would become very unhappy and they might try to run away. If a slave did decide to try and escape from their owner, they would put up a poster with a reward if the slave was recaptured. Some peoples jobs were actually to capture runaway slaves! If a slave ran away and was recaptured, they were most likely going to get a beating for it. On the other hand there were a few lucky slaves that were actually able to escape to freedom, then some slaves that escaped help others do the same.

4: Resources | Prentice Hall World Cultures. The Life of Olaudah Equiano Mr Craig's World Cultures Class All other Social Studies classes I have taken

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