white sailors captured and conquered africans ,sometimes they made other africans to do the capturing by paying them with guns, gun powder,clothes, ect. Some of the african kings did this without objection sometimes parent sold their children and husbands their wives.
The captives were about to embark on the infamous Middle Passage, so called because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage, a voyage that began and ended in Europe.
on the middle passage the captives had to lie next to each other whit barely any room to move. the toilet is a bucket which mostly everyone cant reach,so some people have to sleep in their own waste and there are about 250-600 slaves in a usual slave ship and they have to stay in these horrific conditions for 2-3 months. most died of dehydration, dysentery and scurvy.
Slaves are sold in scrambles where a gun is shot and buyers fight over better slaves.Though in later years most slaves were later sold in auctions so the slave catchers could get the max amount of money.
after being sold the slaves gets ready for the journey.Even families will get split apart ...never to see each other again.
There are a lot of jobs a slave could be appointed as.Cotton pickers,maids,playmates,coachmen,butlers,cooks,labor worker, trash gangs .ect.