Ajeemah and His Son Essay & Project Ideas

James Berry
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1. Research the slave trade of the early 1800s. How were slaves captured in Africa? Berry says that people even started wars for no other purpose than to take enemies prisoner and then sell them as slaves. Did this happen?

2. What were conditions like on slave transports? Did prisoners actually die on board ship the way a couple do during Ajeemah and Atu's voyage?

3. What is the history of the antislave-trade laws of the early 1800s?

Why did they become law when many powerful people wanted the slave trade to continue?

4. When was slavery outlawed in Jamaica? What were the effects on Jamaica? What were the effects on those countries that imported Jamaican goods that had been produced by slave labor?

5. What was the economy of Jamaica like during the era of slavery? How important were plantations? Who owned the slaves?

6. Write an account of how plantations...

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