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middle passage

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Definition of middle passage in English:

noun

historical
The sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies.
Example sentences
  • The cruelest step was the middle passage on slave ships across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The journey from Haiti in the 1980s is like a new middle passage.
  • Through Mehuru's eyes, we see not only the horrific conditions of the middle passage, but also first impressions of white femininity.

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