FC: By James Robinson
1: The slave trade started in the 16th century. Africans were used for slavery to make money off them. The people that kidnapped Africans came from Europe and they started making African slaves. The Africans didn't know what was going to happen to them after they were captured. The Africans were forced to get on the invaders ship and were then forced to be at the bottom of the ship. They would have seen chaos, crowding, horrible sanitary conditions, and the air would smell really bad. Africans were full of fear not knowing what was happening. They would hear cracks in the ship and also hear the sounds of the ocean around them. Also they would hear the other people moan from sickness.
2: When the Africans were captured, some of them had to walk for a long time being surrounded by the invaders. They would walk though deserts, plains, prairies, and mountains to get to the coast. Along there travel the African slaves and the invaders would have seen the landscape and the wildlife that lives in those areas also other slaves that were chained. Some journeys took long so the ships would stop for the night and continue in the morning.
3: The invaders ships would be set by the coast waiting for the African slaves to get on. The Africans would suffer badly and would also get to look at their homeland one more time before they would be shipped to the new world. Even though Africans would die on there ships there was some things that that they were allowed to do. One of these things would be to exercise on the ship. After the slaves would have eaten breakfast they would be ordered to exercise. The men would have to jump up and down until there feet were bleeding while the women and children would be free to dance to the music that was played.
4: The middle passage was a triangle that transported goods and also slaves. Africans were not sure what was going on during the voyage. On the ship the Africans would be crowded and small children often drowned in tubs used for going to the bathroom. Once they were in the new world Africans would still be chained up and would have to be sold. When they were sold they would have to obey there master.
5: Here are the sites I got the picture and information. Information www.afficanhistory.about.com www.en.wikipedia.org www.beatl.barnard.columbia.edu Olaudah_Equiano1_0.pdf Pictures www.en.wikipedia.org www.bccns.com www.allempires.com www.docstoc.com
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17: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan
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