ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE-

HOW SLAVES WERE TREATED

Atlantic Slave Trade Map

Between 1650 and 1860, approximately 10 to 15 million enslaved people were transported from western Africa to the Americas. Most were shipped to the West Indies, Central America, and South America

"Atlas Map: African Slave Trade, 1500-1870." Atlas Map: African Slave Trade, 1500-1870. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

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The sexes were separated, kept naked, packed close together, and the men were chained for long periods. About twelve percent of those who embarked did not survive the voyage.

Selling Slaves

A captain did everything he could to improve the price he would get for slaves. They would receive an increase of food and water, and their skins were rubbed with palm oil to give them a healthy look. The ship’s doctor would try to hide scars or evidence of disease, sometimes using cruel or painful cosmetic techniques."The Slave Trade." - Constitutional Rights Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

"Blacks Deserve Reparations for Slavery." OpEdNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World History #24