[Williams]: Read “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African” (Chapter 2 42-51). What does this document illustrate about life in West Africa? How does it show the slave trade’s destabilizing effect on African society and family?
[Williams]: Read “The Second Voyage of John Hawkins, 1564- 1565” (85-93) and “The Middle Passage and Personality Change among Diaspora Africans” (96-107). Using both explain the conditions on the ships. Did Africans resist their condition? How does the author Uya describe the slave ship vs. the plantation? What is the motive behind slave uprisings? What tactics were used to quell rebellion?
[Franklin]: Describe a typical voyage (from the enslaved point of view) on a slave ship from Africa to the New World.
Due Date: 2 hours