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BC: Sources: pearson The Life Of Olaudah Equino Prentic Hall World Cultures

FC: The Slave Trade

1: After being kidnapped, along with his sister and forced into a sack OlaudahEquiano was sold into slavery. At first he was sold to an African family and wasn't treated too badly. Then he was sent on a horrific voyage over the seas, OlaudahEquiano was just beginning his journey. The conditions were deadly. Slaves were packed together with little food and near their own waste. He became so ill they let him go above deck at times. After he was a slave for a family he was sold to a sea captain and learned to read and write. He was smart and bought fruit before sailing to sell to the crew. He finally earned enough to buy his freedom.

2: He met people from the society for the abolition of slavery and began speaking out against slavery. He told his story of the crossing and the terrible conditions and deaths of his people. He finally returned to his homeland to find no trace of his family.

3: This is a map of the infamous triangular trade. African slaves were used to hot climates and conditions. They were resistant to tropical diseases which made them a wanted commodity for working plantations. They suffered greatly on these voyages and many died. Africa

4: Africans still feel the impact of the slave trade today. Millions of Africans wee taken and shipped across the oceans and seas splitting up families. It changed the way the remaining members of the family lived and survived. The European influence had a hugely negative affect on Africa. They tried to convert many of them to Christianity thinking it was superior. The men and boys were often times taken and the women had to fill their roles.Even after everything they were put through and the trauma of being separated from their homeland and people, Africans have carried on with their traditions and kept their culture alive. They sang songs and told stories generation after generation and still today.

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