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slave trade

13.2
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Adam Burns

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of slave trade

the slave trade 1500s - 275,000
1600s - 1,000,000+
1700s - 6,000,000 Middle passage varies in length
from 1-6 months. men are chained
together to save space. food is
scarce, and sailors eat before
slaves. 2-4,000,000 die in the middle passage The insurer takes upon him the risk of the loss, capture, and death of slaves, or any other unavoidable accident to them: but natural death is always understood to be excepted: by natural death is meant, not only when it happens by disease or sickness, but also when the captive destroys himself through despair, which often happens: but when slaves are killed, or thrown into the sea in order to quell an insurrection on their part, then the insurers must answer
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