Alexander Falconridge's Experience In The Middle Passage

398 Words 2 Pages
The experience in the middle passage was terrible. According to Alexander Falconbridge who was a doctor on slave ship, said it was the most disgusting thing or dreadful. In Document C Alexander’s experience in the slave ship was something that he would never go back to doing. “The hardships and inconveniences suffered by the negroes during the passage, are hard to describe… The floor of their rooms was so covered with blood and mucus because of the flux, that it resembled a slaughter - house” (Document C). What Alexander said that below deck was the most disgusting thing he has ever seen, and the foul smell made it a worst experience. He also said that a human can’t even picture what it looked like. “The surgeons employed in the Guinea trade, are generally driven to engage in so disagreeable a job by their …show more content…
According to Olaudah Equiano, who was a former slave. He was kidnapped and sold to European slave traders. Olaudah said he wished for death. “I had never experienced in my life: so that, with the loathsomeness of the stench, and crying together, I became so sick and low that I was not able to eat nor had I the least desire to taste any thing. I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me food; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands… while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced anything of this kind before…” (Document E). In the slave ships men were cramped together with no space to breath. Everyone got sick a lot and most people died on the ship. They would beat the men for refusing to eat. “And this not only shown towards us blacks, but also to some of the whites themselves” (Document E). The whites didn't’ only beat the blacks they also did that to the whites. Olaudah witnessed a white man being “flogged” and he never knew why he got beaten. This made him fear the whites even

Related Documents