Write a short essay that discusses the experience of slaves in the crossing to the establishments of families.

1. Make sure you have read both Ch. 5, “From Africans to African Americans: Slavery,
Women, and the Family,” from Private Lives/Public moments and the reading “The
Slave Ship.”
3. Write a short essay that discusses the experience of slaves in the crossing to the
establishments of families.
4. It should consider a discussion of the following:
a. The slave ship and its role in developing psychological dominance.
b. The variation in slavery that allowed for building of communities within the slave
population.
c. Why the slave quarters of the early 18th century became a place where the
autonomous African American culture developed.