Slave Family In Cotton Field near Savannah, Georgia in 1860: A new book has shed new light on the struggles of freed slaves in the U.S. after the end of the Civil War 'The end of slavery led to hunger and death for millions of black Americans': Extraordinary claims in new book
Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.-Spirits of the Passage
Blacks kidnapped from their homes in Africa, were dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships. Tens of millions of enslaved Africans died before reaching America. Conditions were terrible on these slave ships; and yet those who survived the long voyage were sold to plantation owners for lifelong servitude.