Body Positions of Slaves in Hold of French Slave Ship Aurore, 1784
Many slave ship captains forced their human cargoes to lie spoon-like so as to occupy as
little space as possible. So-called tight packing was one way to maximize profits.
From Dessins extraits du livre de Jean Boudriot "Traite et navires négriers: Monographie de
l'Aurore," 1984 reprint
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