One writer describes the terrible conditions that African slaves had to endure, “In the voyage, one of every three Africans died from dysentery, smallpox, or suffocation and was thrown overboard to the sharks, who reportedly followed the slave ships from the coast of Africa all the way to the New World.” Also, the ship’s crew often treated the Africans badly; they often whipped them because many of the people resisted and tried to escape from the cargo ship. On the cargo ships, there were people from various African tribes. According to Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, there were many different ethnic groups among them, the Congo, the Edo and the Yoruba/Nago, just to name few.
There was no mercy for the slaves and their families as they were captured from their homes and forced onto slave ships. Most of the Africans who were captured lived in small villages in West Africa. A typical village takeover would occur early in the morning. An enemy tribe would raid the village, and then burn the huts to the ground. Most of the people who were taken by surprise were killed or captured; few escaped.
Faced with such harsh conditions millions of them died and even felt the need to commit suicide. Although the slave trade was seen as a huge business opportunity and helped develop the new world, it destroyed many people and families in the process. Overall, the middle passage was an awful time for Africans Works Cited “History of Slavery In America.” Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web.
With this being the way of life for Africans in their culture, no matter what hardship was experienced that characterized slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas one could have returned to a life as a trader. Slavery in the Americans and the Caribbean called ... ... middle of paper ... ...rade. The arms that were used to ambush and hold the English captains as hostage for prices of slaves to paid, were obtained through the slave trade. The Slave traders’ exposure to English culture and style lead to further development, such as the trader being able to communicate using the English and dressing English. Also, being a trader puts the men both, at a lesser chance of becoming victims of slavery in the New World again.
A ship was sent to the shores of West Africa and there many Africans were forced on the ship to either the Caribbean or to North America to work in the fields. Then years after the Indian massacre, the colonist took the freedom of Africans and put them in a lifetime of servitude. The legitimation of slavery and the conquest of the native people only had to be legal in the eyes of a European. This New World discovery had turned into a bloody massacre of innocent people and the enslavement of an entire race.
The dreadful Middle Passage had caused all the slaves suffered to death. Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboa, Guinea which is now Nigeria. He was a son of a chief, and he was kidnapped into slavery at the age of 11, he was put on board in a slave ship. He described his first time when he arrived on the coast was the sea, and a slave ship. "I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me eatables; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely"(Equiano, The Middle Passage).
These plantation owners used s... ... middle of paper ... ...ution of slavery in America began with the European colonialists who established their colonies in various parts of America. The Europeans then starting exploring on a number of farming activities that required labor. This gave rise to slave trade through which the Europeans could obtain cheap slaves from Africa, then transport them to America. The slaves resisted being sold into slavery but most of them ended up suffering as a result of it.The history of slavery of America has undergone a number of shifts characterized by a number of abolitionist movements that played a key role in liberating slaves and their future generations. Works Cited Daniels, Roger.
So many people suffered from this disease and even those that were not infected, it caused pain and tragic despair. “In Naples, they lost 63,000 people in the matters of two months” (Rosen)! People back then did not know how to handle the disease so they tried to leave, but that made it spread quicker than normal. Throughout Europe at least half the population died. The Black Plague (1348-1350), generated so many issues with the economy, social problems within society and a huge loss that triggered distress for many people.
In the period of the industrial revolution, many Africans were kidnapped and forced to be slaves. It went to the extent that when family members arrived home from farming or hunting, other members would have been taken. Children who were left as look outs were also taken regardless of their age. An Africans journey to an unknown country in their minds would begin with them getting kidnapped. Slave traders would come and forcefully take them along to the western coastline of Africa.Here they would be loaded into the area below the decks of the ships.
Jemmy recruited nearly 60 slaves and killed some whites. They were defeated by the South Carolina militia, and a group escaped. They went 30 miles before they, once again, fought the militia. Most were executed, but some were sold back into slavery. After this, the South Carolina legislatures passed the Negro Act of 1740.