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The middle passage:

- Some slaves gave up the struggle to stay alive and dint eat. 

- Others commit suicide over the sides wof the ship.

- Revolts on he ship were very comon. 

- The floor was coved in blood and mucas. 

- The air was foul. 

- Ship captains were often told to deliver heathy slaves. They hurled the sick and weak into the sea.

- The death rate rose steadily and the amount of food and water diminishing with every passing day.

 

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The middle passage:

- Some slaves gave up the struggle to stay alive and dint eat. 

- Others commit suicide over the sides wof the ship.

- Revolts on he ship were very comon. 

- The floor was coved in blood and mucas. 

- The air was foul. 

- Ship captains were often told to deliver heathy slaves. They hurled the sick and weak into the sea.

- The death rate rose steadily and the amount of food and water diminishing with every passing day.

 

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- Field slaves works at 4:00 am - works for 20 hours a day

- House slave wakes up at 4:00 am - works for 19 hours a day

- Gets no days off

- The main tasks for a house slave is - cooking and cleaning 

- The main tasks for a field slave is - cutting the fields 

- House slave eats the scraps that the family dont eat

- Field slave eats saltedpork and corn bread

- Field slave got bad punishments 

- House slave did have as much physical work - could not be beaten

- Field slaves slept on the floor

- House slaves slept in the attic 

 

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- Field slaves found it hard to stay alive 

- House slaves found it hard to keep up with all the house work

Abolition: officially, ending or stopping something 

- Granville sharp was a lawyer and wanted to help Johnathon Strong 

- William Wilberforce was a campainger and maked speeches against slavery and became an MP

Slave Punishments:

- put into shakles 

- put in various contaptions

- being chained to the ground 

- being whipped 

- being forced to walk a treadmill 

- being hung 

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Important dates/ imformation;

- 1807, Parliment made it illegal for Britain traders to buy or sell humans 

- Slaves continued to work in plantations 

PLANTATIONS - an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are grown.

- Slavery completely abolished 

- Other nations followed 

- Slave owners compensated e.g. Bishop of Exeter recieved £12,700 

- By 1840's most slaves were freed 

- Only slaves under 6 years were freed in 1833

- Former slaves lost homes lost homes and employment

- Former slaves poorly prepared for life in the free world 

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Olaudah Equiano 

- born in 1745 Southern Virginia 

- at 11 he was kidnapped and sold by local slave traders 

- he was shipped across to the atlantic to barbadoes then to virginia 

- sold to a Royal Navy Officer - Micheal Pascal

- sailed with him for 8 years 

wrote a book - the interesting narrative of the life of olaudah equiano

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