Explain the consequences of traveling in steerage.

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The conditions on a ship are often not as good as they sound in the descriptions of books and movies. To prove this point, I will tell you about my experience traveling in steerage during the Great Depression.

Slaves were punished for talking or for saying anything negative about the owner or the treatment they received.

The slaves were punished for talking or for saying anything negative about the owner or the treatment they received. Slaves were often whipped, beaten, and even killed if they spoke out against their owners.

If a slave died, their owner was responsible for the burial costs.

If a slave died, the owner was responsible for their burial costs. The slave’s body could not be sold or bartered away and had to be buried with proper ceremony. This often meant that slaves were buried in unmarked graves near where they lived as part of a public cemetery, known as “slave plots.”

The owner could not sell these plots after death because doing so would have been seen as an insult by other owners who may have wanted those same graves when their own slaves died (and vice versa).

If a slave was caught running away and he did not have money to pay off his master, he had to work as an indentured servant until he was paid back.

If a slave was caught running away and he did not have money to pay off his master, he had to work as an indentured servant until he was paid back. The slave who could afford it could be set free after being given five years of service. However, if the slave had no money or resources at all and wanted freedom from his owner then there were other options available:

  • A man named William Lloyd Garrison became an abolitionist before becoming a minister in Massachusetts (America).
  • Frederick Douglass was born into slavery but escaped at age 22 and became one of the most famous abolitionists in history.

The steerage passage was hardly ever comfortable.

You may have heard about the steerage passage on a ship, but do you know what it was like? The conditions on a ship are often not as good as they sound in the descriptions of books and movies.

In fact, many people had to sleep on top of each other because there was no room for them all to lie down in their bunks.

The conditions on a ship are often not as good as they sound in the descriptions of books and movies.

The food is often not what you expect it to be, and there’s no guarantee that there will be enough of it. If you’re traveling with children or pregnant women, they might be given less food than other passengers. There’s also a chance that your food won’t arrive at all—and even if it does, it may get contaminated by rats or cockroaches (or worse).

The accommodations can also vary greatly depending on which class of ship you’re on: some ships offer cabins with running water (instead of having to use buckets), while others don’t provide toilet paper or soap; some even lack beds altogether!

We also hope that you have at least learned something about the conditions of slaves in early America, which will be important when reading further materials about slavery.

 


 

If you are traveling, it is important to know what conditions you might find yourself in. This article will discuss the physical, mental and emotional impacts of traveling in steerage.

Physical impacts

The physical impacts of steerage are hard to describe, but they are real. The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s no room for your possessions and you have to leave them behind. This means everything in your bag will be packed tightly together and possibly broken or crushed by other passengers.

Mental impacts

Traveling in steerage can have a huge impact on your mental health. You may feel like you are being treated as a second class citizen, or unfairly compared to other passengers who have paid for their tickets. You may also feel discriminated against when given tasks that don’t require any skill or experience and forced into situations where you do not want to be.

Because of this, many people experience depression after traveling in steerage and often try to leave the ship as soon as possible.

Emotional impacts

  • You may find yourself in a less than desirable position if you travel in steerage.
  • You may feel like you are being treated like a second class citizen.

You may find yourself in a less than desirable position if you travel in steerage.

If this is the case, it is important to consider how much money is required to maintain your lifestyle and how much time it would take for them to earn enough money for themselves.

Remember, it’s important to choose your mode of travel with care. If you’re traveling in steerage, make sure you know all the facts and are prepared for what you may encounter.

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