The Transatlantic Slave Trade & Slavery (3 WHEN and WHERE were slaves…
The Transatlantic Slave Trade & Slavery
1 What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade?
Later, the slaves were traded again to other people for other valuable things.
A lot of places were a part of the transatlantic slave trade.
The transatlantic slave trade existed because plantation owners needed slaves to work for them on there plantations to earn cash crops, so they took them.
Slaves worked on plantations and farms.
the main places were: England, the americas, south America and Africa
Through all the years of the transatlantic slave trade over 12 million slaves were traded from africa.
The transatlantic slave trade took place from the early 1600s do the 1900s.
The transatlantic slave trade was when lots of africans were forced to migrate from their homes and brought somewhere else (like the americas or south America) to do slave work.
2 What was the middle passage
The middle passage was the journey with slaves aboard a ship from Africa to the americas.
They called the middle passage the middle leg of the voyage.
Inside the ship slaves were kept below deck.
Men and woman slaves were separated.
The whole journey took 2 to 3 months.
On the middle passage many slaves died due to sickness, conditions around them, and the captain and sailors beating them and treating them badly.
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3 WHEN and WHERE were slaves first brought….
By 1619 a million blacks were brought from Africa to south America, and the Caribbean to work.
4 Why did the colonists enslave Africans?
They did not have enough whites to meet their needs on plantations and farms so they turned to slaves from Africa.
The whites would have enslaved the native Americans living near them but it was too risky because they were to tough to capture and they outnumbered them.
It was also more profitable to enslave blacks
6 Slavery by the numbers
Through the course of history, about 10 through 15 million slaves were brought to America. Even though there were 10 to 15 million in america, by the time slavery ended about 50 million people had been killed.
Even though there were 10 to 15 million in America, by the time slavery ended about 50 million people had been killed.
7 In what ways did enslaved people rebel against slavery?
When slaves found out their fate as slaves, they would try to rebel against it.
They would refuse to eat, and they would jump off slave ships to commit suicide and leave the suffering.
To get away with rebelling they would do un-punishable crimes like working slowly or running away.
On about 10% of slave voyages, the people would try to rebel against the sailors to turn back.
8 What fears did slave owners/the white elite have?
Slave owners and the white elite were scared that the black and white slaves would unite together to rebel against their horrible treatment.
They decided that, so their fear of rebelion wouldn't be so great, to give white slaves a few rights. This kept the white slaves happy, and made sure they still thought black slaves, even if they were both slaves, were less than them.
5 Why was American slavery the cruelest form of slavery?
On plantations where slaves worked slave owners did things such as beat and whip their slaves if they did something wrong. If a slave tried to run away the slave owner would sometimes even kill the slave
American slavery was the cruelest form of slavery because people had just discovered cash crops. And because there was a frenzy for limitless profit they wanted the slaves to work very hard.
White slave owners saw blacks as dirty and less than them so they acted cruel against them.