FC: Social Studies | Slave Trade By: Cassidy Corl
1: Slavery is when people are bought and sold to rich or wealthy people. Most regions outlawed slavery but some still wanted to work them hard. In this picture you see a man wiping a black man; that is how they worked everyday no matter what condition they are in.
2: They were sold in big cities; if you were not sold they would put you back on the ship and go to other cities where you might be sold. In Senegambia, Africa between 1300 and 1900, close to one third the population was enslaved. It is said on the way to a market to sell slaves two or three died along the way but on the coast every slave brought six or seven had died. | One of the most famous slave traders in Africa was Tippu Tip; who was a grandson of an enslaved African. During slave raids, as high as ten to one slaves died. On the ships when they are transferred place to place, there are up to 500 slaves on each ship. There was no room for human waste and many died along the way. | On the middle passage, 10 to 15 million slaves were forcedly taken to voyage. 40 or more died along the way and 100 or more made it to the new world.
4: By 1750 slave owners had up to 400 slaves per home. Some Africans committed suicide and jumped off board or they refused to eat. Sometimes slave drivers would knock out their teeth and fed them by force. Some captains would cut off the arms and legs of kidnapped Africans.
5: Some slaves escaped and went to states free of slavery. The slave drivers would have rewards to get them back, like Harriet Tubman; they asked for a reward for her because she escaped and help others out of slavery. The free states are the ones in light orange up above. That is where freed slaves escaped to. They would live the rest of their days there because it was the safest place to be at that time.
6: Information: wikipedia and yahoo answers