Traders on the slave ships and masters on the plantations showed lack of humanitarian concern, prejudice and racism towards the slaves. Their main concern was to make the land owners a profit.
What was the prime purpose of owning slaves in the Caribbean?
What was the name given to closely packing slaves together in the ship's hold on the middle passage?
What would the crew often do with slaves who were sick during the middle passage?
Make them exercise
Throw them overboard
Keep them below deck
How often has it been estimated that slave resistance took place on the ships?
1 in 10 voyages
1 in 30 voyages
1 in 50 voyages
What was the main factor that affected the average journey time on the Atlantic crossing from Africa to the Americas?
Size of ship
Number of slaves on board
What was the main purpose of the Slave Trade Regulations Act, or Dolben's Law of 1788?
It limited the number of slaves on board in relation to the ship size
It limited the amount of sugar to be carried on the ship
It limited the number of voyages made by each ship
How did slave trade owners justify religious concerns over slavery?
God would forgive them
The existence of slavery in the Bible
They could go to church and pray
What was so important in the case of the slave ship the Zong, 1781?
The fear of revolt
What was the punishment for striking a white person on the island of Jamaica?
Loss of a limb
How did plantation owners achieve long hours and an exhausting work rate from their slaves?