S: You Wouldn't want to be a Slave during the Age of Exploration.
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FC: You Wouldn't want to be a Slave during the Age of Exploration. | By: Juvy Lea # 18
1: Slaves were treated badly , worked hard, and Slaves had took place in the Slave trade. If you want to be a Slave you better think again. As variety of scholars have demonstrated, an earlier slave trade had led to the relocation of thousands of African -Americans to the East long before Christopher Columbus ever sailed to the West. 2,500 slaves were transported every year across the Atlantic during the Slave Trade. And You Wouldn't want to be a Slave during the Age of Exploration.
2: What kind of work did you do in the New World? | We were always asked by many people what kind of work did we do in the New World? Well, now I'm going to tell you what work we do . In the New World me and my fellow friends had to harvest cash crops so there masters can trade those crops for money. And many other chores are “Masters” told us to do. Now do you want to be a Slave , if yes read on.
3: How were you treated in the Americas? | We slaves ( African- Americans) were treated like cargo, not people in the Americas. Let me just tell you what we were treated in the Americas. One of my slave friend John Ellis’ parents were sold to a new master one day. No family was supporting us here, but we got each other. The overseer was paid to get most work out of the slaves , not us African-Americans.This harsh , New world was nothing I thought of , one of the dutch was saying everything would be a new start , but no. Life isn’t the way I expected it to be.
4: When did the Slave Trade start and why? | It was just 1619 when this Slave Trade had began. As me and my new friends got off we had learned that 2 million people could not make it during the journey out of 12 million people. While the ship ride I was separated by my own family! Oh do I miss them , however in the New World its more painful doing chores for the North and South areas of the Americas, my Master just wants Money! And that's when we found that we were doing this exhausting stuff because the South and the North wanted us to plant there crops for money.
5: After saying goodbye let me tell you some things you might need if you become a slave , number one you wouldn’t like to try not to escape or you would be searched for an award, which would be horrible because if you get caught you will be sleeping somewhere worse than you used too. And remember that you must obey your Master because if you don’t , and let me just say I told you so. Try finding a way to get out quickly out of the Slave Trade. And that are some reasons why “You Wouldn’t be a Slave during the Age of Exploration.”