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  • Slavery
    • Journey
      • Most slave ships meant to carry 250 slaves. Some squashed in 300
        • Many diseases about the place, such as dysentry.
          • Hot humid conditions of waste, stench, and filth
        • Journey normally lasted 2 months
    • 15,000,000 Africans transported between Africa and the Americas
    • Impacts
      • Sugar
        • Gave britain a sweet tooth.
      • Cotton
        • Fed the rapid  increase in population
      • Profits of 5,000 pounds per ship could be made. Some invested in things on Britain
    • Abolishment
      • Blacks
        • Olaudah Equiano
          • Slave who earnt his freedom, learnt to read and write
            • Wrote a book
              • Campaigned against slavery, opened peoples eyes
              • Became a famous bestseller
                • Changed many opinions
          • Made massive impact
          • Showed that blacks weren't stupid and were literate
        • Slaves revolted
          • In St Dominigue. They overcame the slave masters, and slavery was abolished there in 1791
        • In England, slaves would run away. Masters did not bother to find them
      • 1807, people could own slaves until 1833
      • Middle class whites
        • Granville sharpe
          • When a slave owner was to be taken back to the americas, Sharpe took it to court, fought, and won many cases
        • William wilberforce
          • Best known quaker and MP
          • Spoke about slavery in parliament
            • Campaigned
      • Working class whites
        • Many meetings held
        • In the 1780's many petitions were sent to parliament
    • Slaves would work all day on their plantations, in poor living conditions with poor diets.
      • Average life expectancy 26
      • Most babies died before 10 days old.
    • Economics
      • From 1770's Americas became less important
        • Cuba and Brazil cheaper sugar
        • Demand for slaves fell, plantations shut down


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