Captain Thomas Phillips Book And Olaudah Equiano

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Have you ever wondered about what happened to the slaves brought from Africa to America? It wasn’t a pleasant trip, people were being killed getting sick and spreading it throughout the ships. On the ships if you were a slave you were to be in your area that is 6 feet by 16 inches, and that shrinks for women and kids. Buckets were passed around to use the restroom and they would often spill and get everywhere, making the ship stink, and even though the ship stunk, they were forced to eat and refusing or trying to kill themselves got them beat and when you didn’t eat them warmed a shovel and touched the slave’s lips with the shovel. After I fully examined Captain Thomas Phillips journal, Dr. Falconbridge's book and Olaudah Equiano’s Narrative …show more content…

He also says that many slaves were getting sick and dying. This source is reliable because Captain Thomas Phillips was the captain of a ship bring slaves to America and he had to manage the slaves keep track of how many were alive and make sure they were healthy enough to work. Captain Thomas Phillips Journal explains “ the Royal African Company losing ten pounds by every slave that died….” This clarifies that the slaves were not cared by any means, except for money because if one slave dies, they are losing money that the slaves are …show more content…

Olaudah’s Autobiography states.”;on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced anything of this kind before. . . . The crew used to watch us very closely chained down to the decks, in case we would ever leap into the water: and I have seen some of these poor African prisoners, most severely cut for attempting to do so.” This is evident that slaves were treated tempestuously because if he is a slave and sees other slaves being cut for trying to escape and knowing what happens to slaves when they refuse to eat and going through all the punishment. Olaudah’s Autobiography corroborates with Dr. Falconbridge’s book because they both explained how slaves were punished for not eating and that the scenery and odor on the ship were

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