FC: Slave Trade Assignment
1: The Trans-Atlantic slave trade occurred in the 1700 and 1800s, but still happens today. Traditionally, slavery was used in Africa as punishment for heinous crimes, such as kidnapping and adultery. However, as the demand for slaves grew, traders began kidnapping men, women, and children and selling them into slavery. It devastated African people who were captured, as well as the families of those who have been captured - have to deal with the emotional and physical loss of a loved one. Conditions from slavery were gruesome and inhumane. Below the deck, where slaves were forced to remain, there was constant vomiting, urinating, and defecating all around them. The conditions were so bad that many fainted or died from stale air. Each man had eighteen inches of space in which to sit. Once on land, slaves had to work in all weather conditions, and received a short break. They were also fed poorly, depending on the slave owner. This horrifying act of injustice is still continued in some parts of the world today.
2: An example of the seating arrangement below the deck of the ship.
3: A picture showing how crowded the ships were, and how bad the conditions would be surrounding all of the people.
4: This is a picture of an example slave trade ship that was used during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era.
5: This picture shows the some of the slave trade routes.
6: This is a picture of some of the chains that would be put on the slaves.
7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | Sources : Google Images, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade, and the Olaudah Equiano sheet.
8: There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature. -Aristotle
13: Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature's varied forms. -George Washington Carver
15: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan
20: As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. -John Muir