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slave ship

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(Historical Terms) a ship used to transport slaves, esp formerly from Africa to the New World
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Noun1.slave ship - a ship used to transport slaves from their homes to places of bondageslave ship - a ship used to transport slaves from their homes to places of bondage
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
A Boston newspaper reporter went and took a look at the Slave Ship floundering about in that fierce conflagration of reds and yellows, and said it reminded him of a tortoise-shell cat having a fit in a platter of tomatoes.
which attracted me most did not remind me of the Slave Ship.
In the slave quarters, and even later, I heard whispered conversations among the coloured people of the tortures which the slaves, including, no doubt, my ancestors on my mother's side, suffered in the middle passage of the slave ship while being conveyed from Africa to America.
Africans, Ferlatte told the crowd, were first separated from tribe and family and imprisoned in forts along the coast until sufficient numbers were corralled to fill a slave ship.
Then one day Delano and the crew of his merchant vessel came upon the Tryal, a Spanish slave ship, drifting aimlessly along the South American coast.
Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope
Rediker, the preeminent historian of the maritime Atlantic world, has devoted his expertise to a study of the slave ship and the Middle Passage in a book that appears intended to bridge the gap between scholarly and popular histories of that subject.
Back for a second run, Garrow's latest case sees him question the brutal treatment of slaves when 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from a slave ship in suspicious circumstances.
Ten members of the State University of New York's theatre and dance department will perform Slave Ship by Amiri Baraka at the Cornerstone festival.
Yet, as Taylor shows, revolts continued to happen on the high seas, in port, and on the rivers of the North American continent, and slave ship crews were expected to combat the constant threat of an insurrection.
Julie Milne, curator at the Laing, said: "The artwork uses a range of materials, smells and sounds to bring to life a slave ship, like the ones which would have been used to transport slaves from Africa to the Americas.