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    The Middle Passage

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    The Middle Passage (or Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) was a voyage that took slaves from Africa to the Americas via tightly packed ships. The trade started around the early 1500s, and by 1654 about 8,000-10,000 slaves were being imported from Africa to the Americas every year. This number continued to grow, and by 1750 that figure had climbed to about 60,000-70,000 slaves a year. Because of the lack of necessary documents, it is hard to tell the exact number of Africans taken from their homeland. But

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    shipped and sold. Once sold, they were mostly forced to do very laborious jobs such as plantation workers and factory workers. The middle passage, also known as the triangular trade route included Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The middle passage contained many goods being traded and sold throughout it such as weapons, food, raw materials, and slaves. The middle passage was a very dreadful time period for Africans. The first part of the voyage began in Europe which was sending goods to Africa which

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    Middle Passage European slavers altered the way that different African people viewed one another and themselves. The book by Miguel Barnet, Biography of a Runaway Slave is a strong account that can be used to explore how Africans changed their perception of each other, and how this change influenced the lives of Africans in the Americas. First of all it is important to examine how many African slaves were brought to the New World. The Middle Passage is infamous route of the ships that carried

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    The Middle Passage Between the years 1500 and 1866, African slaves were traded for raw materials, and were returned to Europe to complete what is known as the “Triangular Trade.” The first section of this triangular route was the “Outward Passage”, this was the voyage from Europe to Africa. Then came the “Middle Passage.” This is the stage of triangular trade in which millions of African natives were transported to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Lastly, the “Return Passage” was

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    The Extreme Cruelty of the Middle Passage

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    There is no other experience in history where innocent African Americans encountered such a brutal torment. This infamous ordeal is called the Middle Passage or the “middle leg” of the Triangular Trade, which was the forceful voyage of African Americans from Africa to the New World. The Africans were taken from their homeland, boarded onto the dreadful ships, and scattered into the New World as slaves. 10- 16 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic during the 1500’s to the 1900’s and 10-

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    What a horrid experience- one we can not dare to imagine. Some have actually called the horrific accounts of the Middle Passage the ¨African Holocaust¨. With nearly 10,000,000 deaths seen as mere ¨casualties¨, the Middle Passage slave trade route had one of the most death tolls of all time (listed as the 10th deadliest ever recorded in all of history). For Olaudah Equiano, life was a game of bartering, cheats, and inhumane acts of the white men. Olaudah was one of the more fortunate slaves however

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    Bondage can be defined as a state of subjection to a force, power, or influence or the state of being under the control of another person. Throughout the novel Middle Passage, written by Charles Johnson, bondage is a reoccurring theme. The characters in the novel are bonded physically, emotionally, or psychologically. Some characters are bonded and can not escape their bondage. Others choose to place themselves in the situations. Throughout the course of the novel, some of the characters gain their

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    conveying their "freight" of slaves. In the Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill describes and illustrates the historical event of the middle passage through Aminata and the struggle that her life goes through during that time, in which he provides specific details about the middle passage that shows correctness of using the right historical facts in his novel. The middle passage was alleged in light of the fact that it

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    What would you do if you were forced to be on a ship with limited food, water and or space? The Middle Passage is the crossing of the Ocean from Africa to America of African people, who passed from the state of liberty to the state of slavery, and took place between the XVI and XIX centuries. They were captured from the tribes situated on Africa 's West Coast: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal, etc. and they were shipped in the southern area of North America (Alabama

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    Middle Passage

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    INTRO Examination into the true heart of experience and meaning, Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage looks at the structures of identity and the total transformation of the self. The novel talks about the hidden assumptions of human and literary identity and brings to view the real problems of these assumptions through different ideas of allusion and appropriation. As the novel tells Rutherford Calhoun’s transformation of un-awareness allows him to cross “the sea of suffering” (209) making him forget

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