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My class traces the journey of the enslaved peoples of the African continent across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world in the North American continent. We will experience the hardships of travel since capture on land followed by the dehumanizing sea voyage referred to as the middle passage. The sales of slaves on the auction block will be visited as well as slave work on huge plantations. The relationships of slaves and masters will be discussed as well as slave conditions. In this history class we will cover slave production and the effect it had on the American economy. The European economy, the slave triangle and the events leading to the emancipation of slaves will be discussed in detail.