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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.
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