Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Slave Life - Scenario 4

Scenario four

Taken to West African Trading posts to be sold to European Slave Traders bound for the West Indies, America or Brazil. 

These slaves had the worst deal of all:

·from the moment they were sold to the Europeans they stopped being fellow human beings but considered tools of husbandry to be used on plantation farms; mainly sugar and cotton

·they were auctioned at European slave markets

·they were treated cruelly

·they were in most cases, brand marked

·they were often put in chains for punishment

·they were chattels and had no rights

·they could be killed for a fine of £15

·were often slaves for life

·their children were born into slavery and became slaves themselves

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