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What is this?Edit

This is a picture of Black men and women walking in a line and tied to a rope that makes them walk together. One by one they walk and being watched by a man on a horse and with a long stick in his hand. It looks to me that they are walking from a mountain side that has trees on them and rocks. They are walking in a grassy like area. The Black men and women look poor and they are slaves. They are poorly dressed some have their body out and I think that’s not right. The men and women look tired and trusty and they don't even look like they eat. And so of the time I eat a lot of food.

What do we know about it?Edit

I know that there are men and women tied together by ropes and are guarded by a horse mounted slave trader. I also know that slave traders were not Portuguese they were Mande-speaking Africans. I know that the first black man to arrive to the island was in 1509.I also know that the number of salves in Puerto Rico rose from 1,500 in 1530 by 1555.African salves were also educated by his/her master and soon they will be able to speak a language. It was important for them to learn the Spanish language so they can be able to understand the masters' orders. "By the 1530s, the Portuguese were also using African slaves in Brazil. From then until the abolition Of the slave trade in 1870, at least 10 million Africans were forcibly brought to the Americas: about 47 percent of them to the Caribbean islands and the Guiana’s; 38 percent to Brazil; and 6 percent To mainland Spanish America. About 4.5 percent went to North America, roughly the same proportion that went to Europe." I wish that I was To African so I can get wipt[Africans in the Caribbean]

Why should a high school student study this object?Edit

I think that a high school student should study this primary source because they would be able to learn about how slaves were traded. They should also study this because they would learn more about slavery and how it was at that time.


Slave Coffle, Western Sudan, 1879-81

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