Aurore (slave ship)
The Aurore ship captain would force the slaves to lie down on the ship in a packed tight spoon-like position in order to occupy as little space as possible. This had to be done so that the captain would gain maximum profits. Leg shackles were also used on board the Aurore to keep the slaves together and enslaved.
- Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo, Africans in Colonial Louisiana, p. 61.
- theusgenweb.org "Immigrants to Colonial Louisiana". Archived 2009-01-31 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Body Positions of Slaves in Hold of French Slave Ship Aurore, 1784" (PDF). hofstra. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Leg Shackles Used Onboard Slave Ship Aurore, 1784". The Mariners' Museum. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
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