9-5-06 Writing Ass. Slave Ship

Writing Ass. - The slaves were given yams to eat very scarcely They arrived in Charleston upon which Charles could not straiten his limbs The

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Slave Ship: In Class Writing 1. In the third paragraph they speak of mothers having their children thrown overboard, simply because the child is not worth anything to them. It shows a mother’s love for a child, as two of the women jump overboard for their children, one dies as the irons drag them strait to the bottom, and the other was pulled back on board. The third mother was already chained up. This caused her to break her arm and later on die. The ones who died on these voyages I would consider lucky, lucky that they were not sold as property and completely haven their dignity ripped from them. 2. As the story Slave Ship begins, Charles Ball is thrown into a ship that is very cramped, this ship holds men and women both in irons, packed like sardines in the belly of a ship. These men raided villages, taking men women and children. The youngest children were of no value, so they were simply thrown over the side of the ship. The room the slaves were kept in was very hot, many of them died on the voyage across seas.
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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.

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Writing Ass. - The slaves were given yams to eat very scarcely They arrived in Charleston upon which Charles could not straiten his limbs The

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