The next stage was being sold. They where taken off the ship shoved into tiny pens (image Below) and held. They where then washed and covered in grease or sometimes tar to appear more "healthy"
They where then sold like goods, items with promotion posters and the worst part, they where auctioned. This was the process of being sold to the highest bidder for whatever the new slave master wanted... this can be work on farms / plantations or even as outrageous as use for sex.
(Source: historyonthenet.com, page 6)
Life as a slave
Life as a slave consisted of early rise; horrible living conditions; no where near enough food; and probably dieing on the job. Slaves where often wipped beaten had to live off minimal food and in some cases non at all. Some slaves where beaten to death some died from dehydration some starved and some died from the overwhelming workload
Many of them lived in unfit conditions sleeping in pens on the floor with complete strangers. Desiese spread rapidly throughout plantations due to the cramped conditions.
Slaves lasted an average 2-7 years on a plantation.
Slaves working on a plantation
In conclusion I think that the life on the plantation was the worst stage due to the huge amount of deaths and the conditions. Working on these plantations would be no easy task.