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Unformatted text preview: The slaves were given yams to eat, very scarcely. They arrived in Charleston, upon which Charles could not straiten his limbs. The slaves were then sold off as property. 3. My initial response to this story of Slave Ship was how sad this situation really is, for someone to be ripped out of their own village like that and thrown onto a ship. Charles Ball makes reference to women as well as men wearing chains. This says a lot about the captain of the ship, he takes no risk and treats every slave the same, giving no one more respect than others, they are all the same type of real estate to him. When he spoke of the children being thrown over the side of the ship, and the mothers dove in after them, it was truly the saddest part of the story. Also they were poorly taken care of, given only a limited amount of yams to eat. About one third of the slaves died on the voyage across seas. The rest were sold as property, with nothing else left to loose, they lost everything else they had....
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1201 taught by Professor Mccool during the Spring '09 term at SPSU.
- Spring '09