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The middle passage

  1. 1. The Middle PassageThe Middle Passage Joshua Gonzalez - Pablo Marquez -Joshua Gonzalez - Pablo Marquez - Cristopher Monteza - Alexander Padron -Cristopher Monteza - Alexander Padron - Giovanni VasquezGiovanni Vasquez
  2. 2. The Triangular TradeThe Triangular Trade  The TriangularThe Triangular Trade was theTrade was the three step routethree step route used to tradeused to trade captive Africanscaptive Africans and sell them intoand sell them into slavery.slavery.
  3. 3. Step 1Step 1  The first step of theThe first step of the Triangular TradeTriangular Trade involved takinginvolved taking manufactured goodsmanufactured goods from Europe to Africafrom Europe to Africa in return for captivein return for captive Africans that wereAfricans that were forced into slavery.forced into slavery.  These goods includesThese goods includes cloth, spirit, tobacco,cloth, spirit, tobacco, beads, metal goods,beads, metal goods, and guns.and guns.
  4. 4. Step 2Step 2  Step two was the Middle Passage.Step two was the Middle Passage.  This was basically the transportation of theThis was basically the transportation of the slaves to the Americas and the West Indies.slaves to the Americas and the West Indies.
  5. 5. Step 3Step 3  The last step of the triangle was the returnThe last step of the triangle was the return to Europe with the goods produced onto Europe with the goods produced on slave plantations.slave plantations.  These goods included, cotton, sugar,These goods included, cotton, sugar, tobacco, molasses and rum.tobacco, molasses and rum.
  6. 6. Ships and TreatmentShips and Treatment  The Middle passage wasThe Middle passage was an extreme wretchedan extreme wretched journey for the enslavedjourney for the enslaved Africans.Africans.  The captive Africans wereThe captive Africans were thought to be inhumanethought to be inhumane so the crew of the shipsso the crew of the ships treated them like such.treated them like such.  Slave ships had terribleSlave ships had terrible living conditions.living conditions.
  7. 7. Ships and TreatmentShips and Treatment  The slaves were packed beneath the deck of theThe slaves were packed beneath the deck of the ships as if they were cargo.ships as if they were cargo.  They were chained to each other hand by handThey were chained to each other hand by hand foot by foot.foot by foot.
  8. 8. Ships and TreatmentShips and Treatment  Rebellion andRebellion and disobedience wasdisobedience was common by slaves oncommon by slaves on the slave ships.the slave ships.  Those who disobeyedThose who disobeyed were punished.were punished.  Punishment usuallyPunishment usually meant a flogging or ameant a flogging or a severe whipping.severe whipping.
  9. 9. Ships and TreatmentShips and Treatment  A lot of times diseasesA lot of times diseases broke out on the slavebroke out on the slave ships.ships.  Smallpox and DysenterySmallpox and Dysentery were two of the mostwere two of the most common diseases.common diseases.  When too many slavesWhen too many slaves would get sick, thewould get sick, the captain would order tocaptain would order to throw all the sick out tothrow all the sick out to sea.sea.
  10. 10. FortsForts  Slave traders had coastal forts where they wouldSlave traders had coastal forts where they would sell all the kidnapped Africans they hadsell all the kidnapped Africans they had gathered.gathered.
  11. 11. SurvivorSurvivor  Although many innocentAlthough many innocent slaves died in the middleslaves died in the middle passage, there werepassage, there were those who survived andthose who survived and lived on to write aboutlived on to write about their hardships.their hardships.  Alaudah Equiano wasAlaudah Equiano was kidnapped as a youngkidnapped as a young boy and sold into slaveryboy and sold into slavery in Barbados. He later onin Barbados. He later on wrote about his stories inwrote about his stories in The Life of OlaudahThe Life of Olaudah Equiano the African.Equiano the African.
  12. 12. Picture Links/Works CitedPicture Links/Works Cited  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Triangular_trade_wordlhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Triangular_trade_wordl ess.jpgess.jpg  http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/slavery/images/equihttp://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/slavery/images/equi ano_map_passage.jpgano_map_passage.jpg  http://faculty.lacitycollege.edu/moonmc/html/slavery1b.jpghttp://faculty.lacitycollege.edu/moonmc/html/slavery1b.jpg  http://bluejacket.com/usn/images/oth/flogging_med.jpghttp://bluejacket.com/usn/images/oth/flogging_med.jpg  http://www.jungnewyork.com/images/iaap2.jpghttp://www.jungnewyork.com/images/iaap2.jpg
  13. 13. The Middle PassageThe Middle Passage Joshua Gonzalez – Pablo Marquez – Cristopher Monteza – Alexander Padron – Giovanni VasquezJoshua Gonzalez – Pablo Marquez – Cristopher Monteza – Alexander Padron – Giovanni Vasquez The Middle PassageThe Middle Passage
  14. 14. The Middle PassageThe Middle Passage Joshua Gonzalez - Pablo Marquez -Joshua Gonzalez - Pablo Marquez - Cristopher Monteza - Alexander Padron -Cristopher Monteza - Alexander Padron - Giovanni VasquezGiovanni Vasquez

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