"When our slaves were come to the seaside, our canoes were ready to carry them off to the longboat if the sea permitted, and she conveyed them aboard ship, where the men were all put in irons, two and two shackled together, to prevent their mutiny or swimming ashore. The negroes are so wilful and loathe to leave their own country that they have often leapt out of canoes, boats and ships into the sea, and kept underwater till they drowned, to avoid being taken up and saved … they having a more dreadful apprehension of Barbados than we of hell …” Thomas Phillips - A slave ship captain September 1693

 

posted 11 months ago
#Slavery   #slaves   #slave trade   #17th century   #history   #slave   #mine  
  1. unstablexsteve reblogged this from kengeo
  2. lazarethsummers reblogged this from kengeo
  3. tallestmaan reblogged this from kengeo
  4. vlarams reblogged this from kengeo
  5. kengeo reblogged this from kengeo
  6. vintage-aries-est89 reblogged this from smoothashoney
  7. demi-closet reblogged this from myblacksexuality
  8. c4t4lyst reblogged this from myblacksexuality
  9. marissa-x-michaud reblogged this from kwamejaw
  10. kwamejaw reblogged this from boobsanddimples
  11. boobsanddimples reblogged this from smoothashoney
  12. smoothashoney reblogged this from myblacksexuality
  13. crownprince81 reblogged this from myblacksexuality
  14. myblacksexuality reblogged this from thisiswhiteculture and added:
    H
  15. jovonne-pullen reblogged this from poetryasillumination
  16. deedixon reblogged this from talesofthestarshipregeneration
  17. dangerous-history reblogged this from thisiswhiteculture
  18. misguided-fortunes reblogged this from deux-zero-deux
  19. lajefadelasjefas reblogged this from deux-zero-deux
  20. deux-zero-deux reblogged this from blackmagicalgirlmisandry
  21. talk-about-truth reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  22. blkwomanaware reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  23. tamara1953 reblogged this from blessedbeyoundmeasure15
  24. thatbrownsofine reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
T H E M E