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Slaves. BY: Gabby McCaughey and Jenna Lensmeyer. Life on the Slave Ships. The conditions on the ships were horrible People were very crammed right next to each other for 5-12 weeks There was such a big range because the weather had an affect on the journey. Rebellions.

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Slaves

Slaves

BY: Gabby McCaughey and Jenna Lensmeyer


Life on the slave ships

Life on the Slave Ships

  • The conditions on the ships were horrible

  • People were very crammed right next to each other for 5-12 weeks

  • There was such a big range because the weather had an affect on the journey


Rebellions

Rebellions

  • It was hard to plan a rebellion because all of the slaves were from different tribes and spoke different languages.

  • If the slaves were successful they still didn’t know where they were, where they were going to go, or how to steer a ship.


Daily activities

Daily Activities

  • They ate oatmeal with corn and rice mixed together into mush.

  • The sick slaves didn’t get any food because they didn’t want to waste it.

  • The crew made them dance so they would stay in shape.


Domestic work

Domestic Work

  • Domestic work is when slaves work in wealthy homes.

  • Slaves would fan owner, clean, cook, and entertained owner’s children.


Field work

Field Work

  • Slaves would work in fields picking cotton and tobacco.

  • Slaves would work from sun rise to sun set.

  • Slaves would often try to fake an illness or an injury to get out of the field work.


Runaways

Runaways

  • Slaves were very rarely successful when they tried to escape.

  • If the slave owners found out that a slave was trying to run away, they would send dogs out to try and catch them.

  • If the slaves were caught they would be whipped, and have a finger or a toe cut off.


Families

Families

  • Slave families would kill their children if they didn’t want them to go into slavery.

  • Mother or father would take place and move to another plantation.


Auctions

Auctions

  • Slaves would get branded before being auctioned.

  • Slaves were taken away from their families.

  • Slave owners would inspect the slaves before they purchased them.


Slaves

THE END!!!!!


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