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Slave Trade project

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BC: Sources; Google Olaudah Equiano paper that you gave us to read, and my book.

FC: The Effect Slavery had on Africa

1: Traditionally, in Africa, slavery was used as a punishment for crimes, until the demand for slaves grew stronger. Slave traders went to Africa to find slaves, thinking that the native Africans would be able to withstand the climates of the countries that were willing to buy slaves off of them.

2: Slaves were taken from their homes, often by their own family, or neighbors. On the occasion that slaves were taken from their huts by slave traders, they were treated like they weren't of any real value.

3: When slaves were captured, they were thrown together in small spaces, much like the chickens that are used in KFC's chicken. Africa was not fairing well when their natives were taken away, many little towns were wiped out.

4: When slaves were loaded on to the slave ships, they were chained and squashed together. Diseases were spread easily this way, many captives died.

5: When the slave ships reached their destinations, the slave traders held a slave auction. Slaves were separated and sold around.

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