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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
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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.
As the story goes, the pirate crew aboard the Guerrero stole prisoners from two illegal slave ships traveling off the coast of Africa, before heading westward on their final journey.
5 million Africans were carried in slave ships to the Americas from 1517 until 1867.
html) forthcoming database that documents slave ships that operated strictly within the Americas.
Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade.
Holloway is to provide a comprehensive examination of slave resistances, including enslaved African resistance on board slave ships, and in the United States.
Rediker's history tells us more about resistance and rebellion than do other works on the Middle Passage, and his account is informed to great advantage by his deep knowledge of the slave ships, those complex, closely articulated assemblages of iron, wood, equipment, and human beings that became the stage for recurring rebellions.
RIVER MERSEY rolling along Like some old forgotten song Melodies like memories float Of sailing ships and ferry boats Of slave ships with their black cargo And trading ships with bows hung low All sailing on your outgoing waves Like tunes upon a guitar plays Troop ships sailing off to war Or liners for some far off shore Oh river how you call the tune With ebbing tides obeying moon Still we listen to your song And watch you as you roll along Like a father you protected us In times of war, all dirt and dust As a mother you fed our babes Bringing food upon your waves You are our heart, so strong and cool Beating with life for Liverpool Freda Renton, Croxteth Park
Based on the 2007 prize-winning book by Lawrence Hill, the epic tells of slaves stolen from their homes in Africa and transported by slave ships like the Whydah to North Carolina.