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FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade A Project By: Erin Mackenstein

1: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade started as early as 15th century. At first, becoming a slaves was a punishment for people who broke the law or committed adultery, but as the demand for slave increased so did the market. Soon people were kidnapped and sold by their own people. The map shows the major trading places in Africa.

2: Cowrie shells were used as a currency in the slave trade. Soon people were getting shipped off on slave ships to other countries.

3: Slaves were put on ships with a horrendous living space. It was extremely crowded; the smell was horrible from people vomiting to the smell of urine. People died just from the stale air.

4: If the slave made it out alive; traders would inspect them and sell them to the highest bidder.

5: Sources: Google Images Olaudah_Equiano1.pdf posted in Schoology.

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