Enslavement Process

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Enslavement Process

Thomas Clarkson: "It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free."Soloman Northup: "What difference is there in the color of the soul?"

Captured

-Capture-Auction-Trade

-Wars or suprise raid in village-Debt, offenses, criminal-Most captured by other Africans-Few captured by Europeans -Bound at neck and marched hundreds of miles to the coast-At coast, held in pens guarded by dogs-Traveled on Middle Passage in brutal conditions

Auction

-First brought to a pen, cleaned up, and branded as a slave-Stood on platforms and auctioned off-Suvival of the fittest-Families broken apart-Average price in 1800s: $800Today: $90

Middle Passage

-Route from Africa to New World-10 -1 5 million slaves traveled between 1500 and 1900-15% died on ship-Chained shoulder to shoulder-Urine, vomit, blood in bottom of ships-dysentery, measles, scurvy, smallpox-dehydration, malnutrition-Many rebelled, suicide, jumped overboard

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