The Slave Trade

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The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade

West Africans from the central and western parts of the continent sold by other western Africans to western European slave traders

Took place across the atlantic ocean from the 15th through the 19th centuries.

What time did the slave trade take place in?

Who traded slaves?

Approximately 20 million slaves were forced out of Africa, however only 9-12 million made it alive to be forced into the institution of slavery. The majority of the slaves were sent to Brazil, followed by the Caribbean.

Where did the slaves go?

In Africa, many societies recognized slaves merely as property, but others saw them as dependents who eventually might be integrated into the families of slave owners. Still other societies allowed slaves to attain positions of military or administrative power groups.

What was the outcome of the slave trade on the african people?

The forced migration of Africans to the thirteen original British colonies and the United States during the time of slavery involved an estimated 472,000 people who left the African continent.

How Many slaves left the african continent?

The first 19 or so Africans arrived ashore near the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, brought by Dutch traders who had seized them from a captured Spanish slave ship.

Where did the slaves come from?

The Southern states of South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia had the most slaves due to the fact that they had more farmland in need of tending. Which slavery provided for them

Which areas had the most slaves?


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