FC: Slavery and its Impact on Africa
1: Trans Atlantic trade was slave trading across the Atlantic Ocean. Africans were taken from their homes from mostly central and western areas of Africa. Africans were sold by other Africans and these people were shipped around the world to be sold.
2: The slaves were treat worse than animals on the trip to be sold off. They were packed tightly side by side and row above row. They were kept like this for months at a time until the ship met its destination.
3: This is how the ships were set up so the slave traders could have up to 500 to 600 people on a ship.
5: People had been placed in rows horizontally and vertically so when someone had to relieve themselves not only did they have to sit in their own feces but the people below and around them did also. Since the environment was so unsanitary most died from disease. More than 2.2 million Africans died throughout these dreadful voyages. The voyage was so horrendous that many of the slaves refused to eat trying to starve themselves. On the top part of the deck the slaves who refused to eat were force fed.
6: Meanwhile in Africa wars broke out constantly. Tribes would capture prisoners and make them slaves. If someone had committed a crime their punishment was slavery. African rulers passed on slaves that they didn't want to be sold. The slave trade stunted the cultural development of African lives.
7: http://en.wikipeda.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_trade www.afbis.com/analysis/slave.htm http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1narr4.html