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    occurred during the Middle Passage or “middle-leg” were some of the most inhumane happenings in all of history. On a search for “the rest of the world,” Christopher Columbus unintentionally opened a route for Europeans to reach what would soon become African slaves. Between 1450 and 1809, Africans were transported by Atlantic Slave Traders from factories to the Americas for labor. These Slave Traders transported Africans by ships which were called “Slave Ships” with only an economic view in mind. These African passengers were treated as nothing less than cargo as their human bodies were stripped past their dignity. African slaves who endured the Middle Passage were victims of disease, abuse, and even death. If an enslaved African…

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    The Middle Passage was one of the toughest experiences during the transportation of slaves. The conditions were absolutely terrible and the way they were treated was even worse.The Middle Passage was the forced journey of slaves across the Atlantic to the New World. It was also a part of the Triangular Trade where people traded goods such as guns, knives, ammo, cloth, tools, etc. The slaves were stored under the deck and chained to low-lying platforms. The average individual space was 6 feet…

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    The Atlantic Slave Trade was a complex system that delivered numerous horrifying experiences to millions of West Africans over a span of four hundred years. Although this trade was essentially a routine, for every similar component of the trade each group of Africans had their own unique experience. An example of a typical component with varying experiences is the middle passage and conditions upon slave ships during this journey. The middle passage is the voyage from West Africa to the new…

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    The Atlantic Slave Trade, a four hundred year time span where Africans were kidnapped from their homelands and sold into a world of hard labor. A major part of this Slave Trade was the Middle Passage, the journey from Africa to the New World. Many of the stories that we hear about the Atlantic Slave trade are about the Middle Passage. The experiences were dreadful but the way the slaves were treated varied depending on the ships that carried them. There were two types of slave ship captains:…

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    HIS 215 - Exam #1 Essay Life is challenging. Every day, many humans face tough situations and attempt to do what they can to ameliorate their situations. Yet, no challenge in today’s world can come close to the pain of the Middle Passage. Faced with the worst conditions possible in a several week voyage across an ocean, millions of Africans had to endure stenches, floggings, bad weather, malnutrition, in slave ships voyaging across the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Slave Trade, known…

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    The Middle Passage How is Africa characterized before Europeans began the slave trade? Africa was an up and coming country prior to slave trade. Tribes and villages were growing and gaining power. Africa was also an active trader with China and other countries. Many kingdoms were growing and flourishing in Africa because of the trans-oceanic trade. Africa did not have religious diversity. There was not many major centralised states that existed, and many people lived in societies where there…

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    Americas (The Middle Passage). The final stage was the return to Europe with the produce from slave labor plantations (Evans). The infamous Middle Passage…

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    African king and merchants also gained profit by selling slaves to foreign regions incorporated in the Atlantic Circuit, therefore benefitting them economically. Furthermore, Europe was imperative in manufacturing plantation products for the Americas and sugar production between 1650 to 1800. Slaves from Africa were also fundamental in term of labor, as they fulfilled the agricultural requirements of society in the Americas. Although the African Slave Trade benefitted the Atlantic world…

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    This second source is a compilation of essays that bring to life the horrific details of the Transatlantic slave trade. Its divided into sections that include the reasons that Africans were enslaved and how the slave trade functioned within Africa. It breaks down the middle passage and the facts and figures associated with the triangle between Africa, the Americas, and…

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    Middle Passage is divided into nine entries made by Rutherford Calhoun in a ship’s log. A newly freed slave, twenty-two-year-old Rutherford Calhoun arrives to New Orleans awaiting the new experience. His mischievous nature causes him to become deep in debt with a creole gangster, Papa Zeringue. He meets soon Isadora, although their personalities collide he is drawn to her unconventional attractiveness. Isadora soon becomes determined to marry Rutherford, she figures a woman like her would calm…

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