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By R. G. Grant

Slavery is a complete examine the heritage of an abomination. phrases and pictures display the tale of slavery worldwide and around the centuries, concentrating on slavery within the usa within the 1800s. This authoritative, seriously illustrated advisor appears to be like on the escalation of the Atlantic slave alternate, the African peoples who have been specified, the lives they led as slaves within the American South, the sluggish progress of globally anti-slavery pursuits, abolition within the usa, the Civil battle, Reconstruction, and extra. comprehend slavery-and how America's slave prior has encouraged its racial surroundings today-with Slavery.

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Such a voyage was fraught with dangers and hardships, since the ships were threatened by storms, shortages of food and water, and outbreaks of disease. On a slaving ship it was a nightmare journey for the human cargo. They were imprisoned below decks in filthy, overcrowded conditions, subject to brutal treatment by the crew. Captains had a financial interest in keeping their valuable human cargo alive and in good condition, but deaths were commonplace. Bodies were thrown overboard to feed the sharks that tracked the ships across the ocean.

Mombasa Sofala Rio de Janeiro Cape Town Buenos Aires Atlantic slave trade Slave trading regions Routes of slave traders NUMBER OF DEATHS PERIOD 1500–1550 19,000 1551–1600 1601–1650 1651–1700 1701–1750 1751–1800 1801–1850 59,000 140,000 213,000 392,000 493,000 466,000 Death toll The precise cost of the slave trade in African lives cannot be established. 8 million enslaved Africans died on Atlantic voyages over four centuries, an average death toll of about 14 percent of those who embarked. But very large numbers died in Africa before embarkation, and countless more died within a few months of arrival in the Americas.

Sugar plantations The Portuguese used enslaved Africans to grow sugar cane and other crops on plantations— large estates—on Atlantic islands such as Madeira. Slave-produced sugar proved highly profitable and the Madeira plantation model was imitated on a vastly larger scale in the Americas. 33 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER TWO THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE RISE OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE THROUGH THE 1500S AND 1600S the trade in enslaved Africans across the Atlantic swelled from a trickle to a flood, as European colonists in the Americas found demand for plantation labor soaring.

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