FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By: Cameron Shaffer
1: Back in the 17th century slavery in Africa was a big business. Adults and children were often kidnapped from their homes and forced into slavery. People were scared and often tried to hide.
2: The African people where then sold into slavery. Their freedom was taken away. This map shows the biggest areas of slavery.
3: Once the slaves were sold they were often forced onto ships to be sent to the Americas to work on plantations | Conditions on the ships where terrible. They were crammed in, often only having 18 inches of room for each person for the entire trip. They would have no way to get away from the smell or urination and vomit.
4: Once the ship got to where it was going the slaves that survived the trip would be unloaded and sold to the highest bidder. Often the slaves would be slaves the rest of their lives and never see their homeland again.
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