Middle Passage

noun

Definition of Middle Passage

: the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas

First Known Use of Middle Passage

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Middle Passage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Middle%20Passage. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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