Greed In The Middle Passage

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The Middle Passage was borne of greed. In the "Stowage of the British Slave Ship Brookes Under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788," it states, "Plan of lower deck with the stowage of 292 slaves." In order to make a profit, people forced others into inhumane conditions, where they were not only cramped but possibly fatigued, exposed to diseases, and more. Also, in the "Excerpt from The Life of Olaudah Equiano," it states, " Sometimes a few lumps of raw meat would be thrown in with their food to keep them healthy. It was also at this time in the morning that the slaves were given their daily ration of a half pint of water...The afternoon meal usually consisted only of horse beans, very large beans which are used to feed horses. They were the
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