The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard
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Gain a greater understanding of life aboard the slave ships at PBS. How did these people survive the horrific conditions and what happened aboard the ships? Read about tight packers and loose packers and find out the general daily routine aboard a slave ship here.
What do North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, Europe and Africa all have in common? Each of the areas had a role in the transatlantic slave trade. Visit the Voyages website that has information on over 35,000 slave trade voyages. Examine estimates of the slave trade here and read the names of over 90,000 slaves that were forced to migrate away from their native homeland.
Are there myths and misconceptions about slavery? Do you have any? Rid yourself of them at the Digital History: Slave Fact Sheets. For a complete description of the Origin of Slavery in America visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History site.
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