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Introduce Game Assignment.

Game Assignment group meetings.

Sign up for post-Spring Break conferences.
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Discuss "Slave Ship," entire book.

Chapter 6

Who is John Newton? How is he connected to Equiano and Stanfield?

What were the circumstances surrounding his own enslavement?

Describe each of Newton's voyages. How did they differ from one another? What similarities do they hold?

In what ways did Newton use his Christianity to rationalize his involvement in the trade? Justify his actions?

Chapter 7

Why do you think Rediker titled Chapter 7 Own

Who licensed the Captains to use corporal punishments? Why? And what are the punishments for rebellion?

The average number of voyages for a captain is 2.2. But some captains survived up to 5 voyages. Anyone who survived four voyages or more would likely have made a small fortune. What are the main reasons why Captains go on more than 2.2 voyages? (Name specific times and reasons from the text)

Why are the Merchants so important?

How did the Captains recruit the sailors, first mates, and different positions on the boat? What kind of men did he look for?

What types of specific torture occurred to the slaves and the crew in Chapter 7?

Chapter 8

In order to ship 3.5 million slaves into the New World, how many men would they have to hire for their crew?

Most of the sailors came from a poor background but who was already a member of a distinctive culture. What did he learn about being a sailor?

Sailors become something more than sailors when they arrived on the coast of Africa, what other duties did the sailors have to complete at the end of the voyage?

Even though captains and officers were the prime agents of discipline on the ship, who mainly showed social violence and why?

What caused the crew of the ship to die in greater proportions than the enslaved?

What caused an urban insurrection in Liverpool on the Derby ship?

Chapter 9

How were a multiethnic mass of Africans, thrown together on a slave ship, learn to act collectively?

How was a culture among the enslaved, created below deck?

What types of work were the enslaved assigned and in some cases, entrusted to do?

What means of communication, and expressive culture were the enslaved from various nations able to establish? How did self expression help the enslaved to become shipmates?

Chapter 10

How effective was abolitionist propaganda? What were abolitionists in Great Britain agitating for? How is it different than the American abolitionist movement?

How was the diagram of the Brooks ship repurposed over time? How was it improved? In what specific ways?

How were common sailors at the center of the abolition of the slave trade?

How were sailors able to be objects of sympathy while they perpetrated the many horrors of the trade?

Now that you have completed the text, how is the Slave Ship a history from the bottom up?

Has Rediker's research approach to the subject matter achieved this?