Women! We are going to have a high mortality of children
Men ! We are going to focus on heavy labor!
We are tired, sir!
African forms of servitude
Men! Get to work! The mines are not going to dig themselves!!
please! no more!
Between the years 1450-1850 about 12 million slaves were shipped. The mortality rate was between 10-20% on ships and millions more died in the capture process/resulting wars. In addition to that, the fertility rate was low.
Mother, please don't go! They can't take you away like that. What am I suppose to do with Adisa?
I am so sorry my son. I can't do anything about it. Just take care of Adisa for when I'm gone.
The trans-Saharan and the Atlantic slave trade were different in genders, meaning that the trans mainly focused on women, meanwhile, the Atlantic focused on men. That was because men were seen to be more powerful and could do more labor.
Organization of the Trade
We are planning to travel through the triangular trade where we are certain that we can get an increment of production
There were a variety of forms of servitude from peasant status to chattel (property) slavery. It was the method of increasing wealth, which was land owned by the state. Some slaves were part of the lineage system and others were exploited. The enslavement of women central feature was that they used to extend lineage and led to polygamy/harems.
We have been doing this for weeks now and we barely found anything!!
The life of a slave was really difficult. Slaves had to face separation from friends and family, including the forced march to coastal pens. Also, slaves had to travel through the Middle Passage were it was considered traumatic and it resulted in poor hygiene, dysentery, disease, and bad treatment.
In this section, the triangular trade played a huge part because it led to increased production, economies needed cog in the cycle and huge part of an increasingly integrated world economy.
Slaves were forced into labor. Africans in the Americas were forced to work in large plantations- sugar, rice, cotton, tobacco. Slaves were also forced to work in the mines. They replaced indigenous people/indentured servitude and slaves mostly work in agriculture, but some worked as artisans, street vendors, and household servants.