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Did slaves rebel on the slave ships?

Slaves didn't rebel on the slave ships. The slaves were chained and had to lay or sit in an odder. Slaves had to sit and lay like that for more then weeks. Some slaves didn't even make it through all of the trips. The dead slaves were more likely to be thrown of the ship to the sea. Many say that you can tell a slave ship by the sharks that follow it since everyday a dead dead slave would be thrown off the ship making the sharks have something to eat.


What did they do to the dead African slaves that were on the ships?

They would throw them overboard to keep the other slaves from getting sick.


What did ships' captains routinely do upon outbreak of disease on slave ships?

In most cases, pray that the outbreak wouldn't destroy all of his valuable 'cargo'. In some cases - depending on whether the disease was known to be highly infectuous - the sick were put overboard. A little-known fact is by the way that according to the figures kept by the West Indies Company over the decades, the average percentage of the ship's crew that died during the journey was even higher than that of the slaves in the hold. In a number of cases slaves who had taken over the dead crew member's duties got their freedom on arrival as a reward, often staying on as a crew member.


Who hid slaves beside Hariett Tubman?

i think that i hid the slaves and im not dead yet and i will never die cuz i has this magicy potion that makes me live forever..im a vampire like the ppl n twiligt n vampire diaries and stuff and im a vegitarian vampire which means i only eat animals and not ppl. so if you sees sum1 who was bitten by a vampire...it wasnt me


How can you spy on your girlfriend while in the bathroom?

YOU DON'T. If you do, you're not much of a boyfriend. _________ You don't sicko if she catches you you're DEAD. DEAD DEAD DEAD.

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Did slaves rebel on the slave ships?

Slaves didn't rebel on the slave ships. The slaves were chained and had to lay or sit in an odder. Slaves had to sit and lay like that for more then weeks. Some slaves didn't even make it through all of the trips. The dead slaves were more likely to be thrown of the ship to the sea. Many say that you can tell a slave ship by the sharks that follow it since everyday a dead dead slave would be thrown off the ship making the sharks have something to eat.


Why were sharks often found following slave ships?

Sharks followed slave ships because they were attracted to the garbage, offal, and yes dead slaves who were thrown overboard. It is also documented that slaves committed suicide by jumping overboard if given the opportunity although sides of some of the ships were netted to prevent this.


What happened to the dead slaves on the ships?

Their bodies would be thrown overboard, but might stay in place for some days.


What happened in the trial of the Slave Ship Zong?

What happened: if a slave became ill then it would be thrown overboard dead or alive!Disease claimed the lives of 7 white men and around 50 of the African slaves!


What did they do to the dead African slaves that were on the ships?

They would throw them overboard to keep the other slaves from getting sick.


Why did the slave traders try hard to keep slaves alive?

A slave is a valuable commodity in the mind of a slave trader, therefore a dead slave means a loss of capital. In the Transatlantic slave trade the slaves were purchased from the coastal tribes who generally captured people from the inland tribes. Even if a slave-trader captured slaves on his own, it would require money to pay the men to do the capturing. Then there was the expense of feeding a slave, which would lost money if the slave died. In the early days of the trade, there were no purpose-built ships so slaves were kept in large groups, but as sailing ships increased in speed they built ships where slaves could be packed into shelf-like bunks. They would try to quickly make the passage to the West Indies before muscles atrophied and too many slaves had a chance to die. In earlier times, especially at the height of the Roman Empire, slaves were generally spoils of war, and were not so valuable as there was no initial price paid for many them, and slavery was so common that slaves were quite inexpensive. Slave traders of that period were less worried about the health of their slaves, as life was far cheaper--unless the slaves were young and pretty girls or well-trained and -educated.


What did the slave owners do with the slaves dead bodies?

They had a pit they called the 'black hole' where the lord or 'masters' would order the other/rest of the 'slaves' to throw the bodies.


What happened to the Native Americans after the arrival of Columbus?

Christopher Columbus caused, or was the catalyst, to the downfall or decend of Native American culture. Many were used as slaves, were treated poorly, or were dead from diseases traveled from Europe after his ships came.


Why was such a high reward placed on Tubman?

because she was halping runaway slaves to freedom and slave owners did not like their slaves runing away and someone was helping them so they wanted her dead


Why was such high reward placed on Tubman?

because she was halping runaway slaves to freedom and slave owners did not like their slaves runing away and someone was helping them so they wanted her dead


Why was such a high reward placed Tubman?

because she was halping runaway slaves to freedom and slave owners did not like their slaves runing away and someone was helping them so they wanted her dead


Who read the book of the dead?

The slaves and workers

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