Slavery in the colonies

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Slavery in the colonies

  1. 1. Slavery in the Colonies HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
  2. 2. European Slave Trade • European slave traders traveled to West Africa in search of slaves. • Europeans needed slaves to work on huge plantations in the colonies. • Europeans traded guns, clothes, rum and tobacco for the slaves.
  3. 3. How did West Africans respond? Some refused to trade NO!
  4. 4. Other West Africans traded reluctantly
  5. 5. Some traded people who were already their slaves, like prisoners of war
  6. 6. Some West Africans raided other villages to find slaves
  7. 7. Some West Africans tried to find slaves outside of their village
  8. 8. THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
  9. 9. The Triangle Trade Route
  10. 10. What happened during the voyage? Slaves committed Slaves saved suicide! their energy to survive! Slaves revolted against the crew!
  11. 11. ARRIVAL IN AMERICA
  12. 12. How were slaves sold? Slaves were sold in a scramble Slaves were sold on an auction block
  13. 13. What happened the first year? Slaves were *Sold Given new names Kissy or Toby *Given Strange tools *Beaten *Shouted at
  14. 14. How did slaves respond to their owners? *Some slaves tried to run away, but were usually caught! *Some pretended to be sick! *Some worked harder for better treatment!

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