The Slave Trade by Matthew Kachur

By Matthew Kachur

The transatlantic slave alternate forcibly introduced hundreds of thousands of Africans to the Americas. In doing so, it impacted peoples and cultures around the globe. The legacy of the slave exchange has had lasting results at the American tradition for generations. From the hot set "Slavery within the Americas", "The Slave alternate" explores this fascinating time in American background extra completely. themes contain: slavery's beginnings in North the United States; the necessity for sugar plantations to have slave hard work; the center Passage; the yankee slave exchange; abolishing the slave exchange; unlawful continuation of the slave alternate; and the tip of the slave alternate.

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In general, the mortality rate declined over time. It was about 20 percent in the early 1600s, but probably less than 10 percent by the 1800s. However, this was still an extremely high death rate for a mostly young adult population. Besides the million slaves who died on the Middle Passage itself, even more slaves probably died in the slave 60 · The Slave Trade raids in Africa, during the march to the coast, and while waiting in barracoons for slave ships. It is impossible to estimate these numbers with any accuracy.

There is, the floor of their rooms, were only about six air holes was so covered with blood on a slaver, each one only and mucus . . that it about 5 inches (13 cm) long. resembled a slaughterhouse. When the seas became rough It is not in the power of the human imagination to or there was heavy rain, even picture to itself a situation those had to be shut. Then more dreadful or disgusting. there would be no fresh air at all below deck and the area A 58 · The Slave Trade would become unbelievably hot.

European slave traders often married African women. In many areas, a group of traders with mixed ancestry ran the slave trade. T H E M A R C H TO T H E COA S T Until 1600, most African slaves sold to Europeans lived within 50 miles (80 km) of the west coast. As the demand for slaves increased, the slave trade reached deeper into Africa. 50 · The Slave Trade Some African kingdoms assembled large armies that would burn whole towns and take hundreds of prisoners as slaves. It was more common, however, for smaller groups of armed men to make raids.

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