FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By Brandon Felton
1: Back in the 1800s there was The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. People No matter how old or young they were Taken from Africa and sold for money. The healthy ones where made to do pain staking work the fields or whatever their masters wanted it was very sad. They were not treated like you and me they were treated like property. A thing just put on this earth to make money Just because they where different And there was a lot of them also all the money the traders made was profit since the traders were going to sell them to people so the people had them do whatever they wanted not matter how petty or pain staking it is. Could have them do anything from cleaning or the slaves could be made to cook and work the fields.
2: How the gathering of slaves started Traders and strange men not familiar to African people came to the Island of Africa. Scared of these Traders the African people and. From children to man or women was taken on a ship that was new to the African people because they have not seen technology like this before. They were handcuffed and shackled together and forced on a strange ship. The people where frightened and put in a very small space cramped wall to wall with slaves. The living conditions of the ship where terrible the worst conditions possible. Puke from the sick slaves was on the flore. The smells or waste was all over the ship. The slaves were so tired of the tortured and bad living treatment just wanted to end their lives. Some refused to eat but those who did that were beaten not because they didn’t want to live any more but because they where make them self’s less of a profit for the traders. The buyers wanted healthy slaves.
3: Whenever the ship makes it to its final to unfamiliar land. Slaves are taken from the ship in a forceful manner taken and put it in a cage then taken to be sold to buyers. No matter who was buying as long as they had the money you could buy a slave there was no choice in the matter for the slave to choose who he went with just if they were bought then they go with the buyers. Yong or old there was no one who couldn't be sold. Then they were given to the new owners to do whatever they pleased the buyers could do anything they wanted to do or you to do for them. They could torcher you or make you do rigorous work. Sometimes you get a decent owner that treats you as one of the family as long as you did your work you are going to be ok but that’s rare.
4: The most common work on a plantation was to farm cotton. Slave buyers a lot of the time had different farms to make money and slaves were cheap labor so they had them work on these farms in order to make money for them. Cotton was the biggest way to make money. Only it was pain full work because you had to have it farmed by hand and the thorns that were on the outside case contained the cotton most of the slaves were not given gloves so there hands are worken to the point of extreme pain. But this was not the only work given they had to do everything the slavers wanted clean the house take care of the farm animals do anything they had to and if they didn’t or even if they did the owners would sometimes beat there slaves. If you were lucky you got an owner that would treat you right if you did all the work you were told to do
5: If you did some side things or gotten any money you can save up a large sum and buy your freedom. Olaudah Equiano was one of the first and famous Africans ever who worked as a slave was captured and sold. But yet still made it out because he saved up his money to buy his freedom then after that he wrote a book explaining all the horrible things and the bad lifestyles they had. All the stuff that had been done to them. So people learn about what they all went through. It’s a shame this had to happen to people. They were treated like property instead of humans. Now it’s not allowed and thankfully because this was just a bad part of history the suffering these people went through was uncalled for.