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What are some dangers for slaves in the middle passage?
The main danger was disease. Because the slaves were in such tight quarters and the hatch was closed, disease spread rapidly. Also poor nutrition and the fact that they had nowhere to go to the bathroom except the floor also contributed to disease. Only 20-80% survived the voyage from Africa to the New World.
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A typical slave ship carried no less then 200 and no more than 500 slaves when it departed from West Africa. There may have been as many as 20 million slaves transported to th…e Americas over the years of the slave trade. On most voyages one third of the ship's cargo failed to complete the voyage due to poor hygiene, illness or being crushed by the number of people, That cargo loss (slaves) where merely part of the cost of doing business. A boat from the Middle Passage would have the lower decks crammed full of slaves. Normally the wasted space would only count up to around 1 or 2 metres. Life was tough for a slave. Your hands were cuffed and you would be in pitch black for a few months. Many were temporarily blinded through shock of seeing bright light after all those days.
The middle passage was a terrible experiance for the slaves as they were all chained up lying on wooden pannels which would often have more slaves above them, they we're fed d…isgusting nasty food and were abused physically and mentaly. They were often exercised and given fresh air once or twice a day and were made to dance etc. They were treated like this for many many weeks, even months. So thats why:) Writen by a 13yr old girl from scotland;D
Durning the middle passage slaves were chained to eachother...not alot of room to move, had do do their 'bussiness' right where they were
Slaves died from a lot of things. Some where not fed regularly or given fresh water to drink, and other died from diseases that were passing from person to person on the ship.… Remember they had no doctor or medication to treat their illness. Also, slaves died because of the lack of room on the ship, the shelves on ship were inches apart so some slaves suffocated because of that. The shelves barely had room to fit them all, they couldn't even turn on their sides.
Slaves were treated so inhuman (badly) during the middle passage. They were kept on the bottom of ships. They were chained down. Slaves were hardly given any food and they had… to go to the bathroom right where they were chained.
slaves were cramped together on slave ships. they had approximately a 4 foot by 4 foot space to themselves if they were lucky.
they were treated badly because they were slaves. people didnt care about there health all they cared about were getting them home so that they could get them to work.
Slaves faced many hardships while being shipped across the Atlantic. Crowded and unsanitary conditions resulted in massive disease outbreaks on ships. Malnutrition affecte…d most slaves to some degree, as good food was not avaliable on ships. Slaves sometimes killed themselves, or were killed as punishment for rebellion. An estimated 15% of slaves died during transport.
about 10 or 11 million survived the middle passage.
The captives were fed beans, corn, yams, rice and palm oil.Slaves were fed one meal a day with water, but if food was scarce, slaveholders would get priority over the slaves.
Between one and two million slaves died on the crossing, leaving many corpses in the bowel of the ship to rot among his companions. 10% of slaves would die on the ships. And… up to 30% if it was a bad voyage! ....... That statistic is wrong. 20 million embarked on the voyage and about half made it. ........ Once the slaves showed signs of diseases or were dead they would throw them over board to prevent diseases spreading. On average 1/8 of all slaves were lost and 1 1/2 million Africans are buried in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa and Americas.
It was the middle leg of the triangular trade route that Europeans followed.
they were whiped,cramed into 2 lower decks of a slave ship (which was usauly not high enouth for slaves to sit up in) side by side,food was poor they gave bread,and people sta…rtedto die aborad the ship
it is stupid......get a life people
The slaves were fed beans, corn, yams, rice, and palm oil. The amount of food they received was very little, and the slaves would only receive one meal a day. The slaveholders… would get priority over the slaves, and whatever was left would then be fed to the slaves.
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