ERIC Number: EJ773474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 38
Middle Passage in the Triangular Slave Trade: The West Indies
Sawh, Ruth; Scales, Alice M.
Negro Educational Review, The, v57 n3-4 p155-170, 266 Fall 2006
Our narrative focuses on the middle passage of the slave trade in the West Indies. Herein we describe why more men, women, and children were imported in the West Indies than other islands. Specifically, our aim was to address how slaves in the middle passage of the triangular slave trade were treated, how they sustained themselves, and how they instigated wars and used other means of disobedience to facilitate the abolishment of slavery. Moreover, we examined the impact of laws that instituted and enforced by slave owners to govern the lives of slaves. Several disturbing acts imposed upon slaves by their masters included: physical abuse, disrespect for slave family life, unhealthy living conditions, and poor diet. Additionally, contributions of Whites who fought against slavery are included.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slavery, International Trade, World History, Human Dignity, Ownership, Laws, Codification, Laborers, Family Life, Disease Incidence, Mortality Rate, Resistance (Psychology), Violence, War, Christianity
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