Short Summary: The Middle Passage

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The Middle Passage refers to the part of the trade where Africans, were tightly packed onto ships, and transported to the West Indies from the Atlantic. The voyage took approximately two to four months and, the slaves were chained in rows coffin like to one another on the floor or on shelves. The shelves were less than three feet high; being that almost everyone was above three feet tall, the slaves were not able to sit up. There could be up to more than six hundred enslaved people on each ship. The slaves that were held captive were from different nations and were mixed together; women and children were held separately. The diversity in languages made it difficult for them to converse to plan to rebel.
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