BC: If I had two hands, Doing the same thing.
FC: The Project
1: Slavery is a cruel way of life. It bounds people in chains and restricts them from their way of life. African Americans were stuffed on ships of this size. When I say stuff - I mean stuffed in with little or no air to breath. If you have ever used the term get out of my air bubble - in this case there was no such thing as an air bubble. Many of the Africans (about half) did not survive the trip from Africa back to the states.
3: Some of the Africans aboard the ship were lucky enough to stay above the deck. Some of them had to help work. Some of them were killed. Some of the images that are displayed show exactly how stacked they were in the ships hull. Many Africans tried to kill them selves by starving or throwing themselves overboard.
5: Some ships provided a better or suitable place for Africans to board the ship. Some ships were more comfortable than most but the men running the ship were always strict in what and how they handle the Africans. Slavery has impacted all of Africa. The slave trade enabled tribes to export and make money off of their enemies that they had captured. Economically, those Africans who conquered neighbors and took them as prisoners were able to sell them to European and Arab slavers. This infused the local economy with capital from their export and, at the same time reduced the local population. By reducing the population, there would be fewer people competing for limited resources. As demand dropped, the price for those goods would also drop. Families were spit apart and people were lost and separated from their loved ones. The African culture also lost it's heritage and stability. Africa's population stopped growing from the 1400s to the 1800s. There were not enough people left to farm for food and produce babies. So many young and talented human beings that was traded effected villages and tribes in Africa. The slave trade caused population decline in some African states, but an increase in others.
8: Cited Resources: | http://mondediplo.com/1998/04/02africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_trade http://autocww.colorado.edu/~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/AfricanHistory/SlaveryInAfrica.html http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/students/curriculum/m7b/activity1.php http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_the_slave_trade_affect_Africa http://www.inmotionaame.org/print.cfm;jsessionid=f8302534851352741061275?migration=1&bhcp=1
9: Thank you! Ms. Brentzel I appreciate you for allowing me to do this! I feel like this mix book has allowed all of us to realize how much African Americans had to deal with concerning the slave trade!