in one instance a captain punished a failed rebellion by killing one involved slave immediately, and forcing two other slaves to eat his heart and liver. Some groups took a stand against it and one of these groups. Citation needed Additionally, outbreaks of smallpox, syphilis, measles, and other diseases spread rapidly in the close-quarter compartments. About 130 slaves were killed and a number chose to kill themselves in defiance, by jumping into the water willingly. The Economic History Review. From the middle of the 1400's all the way to the middle of the 1600's there was a trading path that took place known as the triangular trade. Bilboes were mainly used on men, and they consisted of two iron shackles locked on a post and were usually fastened around the ankles of two men. The Slave Ship, 2007,. Charny, Is the Holocaust Unique?, 2001,. 3, the "Middle Passage" was considered a time of in-betweenness for those being traded from Africa to America.
Disease spread and ill health was one of the biggest killers. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World. Ron Soodalter, "Hell on the water" ( Civil War Times, 2011. Caribbean received the enslaved Africans. You're Reading a Free Preview, pages 10 to 98 are not shown in this preview. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Some of the other laws were made to prevent the freedom of the African Americans. 13 14 Disease and starvation due to the length of the passage were the main contributors to the death toll with amoebic dysentery and scurvy causing the majority of deaths.