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African and American Slave trade When looking at the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Trans-Saharan slave trade one will notice great differences between the two On one side of the slave trade there was excessive abuse towards the slaves while on the other side there were signs of respect being showed towards the slaves It is this brutality that will show us the variations in the two slaves trades These variations will in turn shape the differences in behaviors between the two trades slaves The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was not the finest of times for the individuals that were captured and sold into the slave trade When slaves were captured they were stolen from their families in the light of day by other African ethnic groups From the point in time of their capture it was a time of hell for them This was seen in the movie Roots when one of the slavers was talking about packing in more slaves into crates on top of each other as if they were sardines He believed that over stuffing would not be a problem because some were going to die anyway so why not pack more to cover those who do die This occurred before the captured slaves even reached the boats and it was there that things didnt get any better In both of the movies Amistad and Roots one can see the brutality that occurred on the boats Things such as slaves receiving very little portions of food to eat being packed into a small cargo space on top of each other until suffocation occurs being whipped until flesh starts to tear and the female slaves being raped by the slavers It was not a time that anyone wanted to go through and it was shown by the young lady in Amistad who had just giving birth to a baby She dove off the side of the boat because she would have
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