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  Atlantic Slave Trade - MSN Encarta
Atlantic Slave Trade, the forced transportation of at least 10 million enslaved Africans from their homelands in Africa to destinations in Europe and the Americas during the 15th through 19th centuries.
The Atlantic slave trade involved the largest intercontinental migration of people in world history prior to the 20th century.
Although the trans-Saharan trade transported nearly as many slaves, the Atlantic slave trade took place over a much shorter period and on average moved much larger numbers of slaves per year.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761595721/Atlantic_Slave_Trade.html   (1060 words)

 Slavery in British America: Colonial Era - The Slave Trade
In order to understand the historical aspects of the activities which became known as the slave trade, it is necessary to be aware of the ambitious economic greed that sparked it.
Slaves could be replenished yearly and soon Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica were reaping the benefits of the slave trade.
The longevity of the slave trade was made possible by its economic importance to plantations in the Caribbean and by indifference to humanity.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /slavery/british_america/slave_trade.htm   (1007 words)

 Slave trade as root to African Crisis
The slave trade grew from a trickle to a flood, particularly from the seventeenth century onwards.
A consequence of the ending of the slave trade was the expansion of domestic slavery as African businessmen replaced trade in human chattel with increased export of primary commodities.
It was one thing for European nations to use military might to protect their coastal trading posts and subdue disgruntled local chiefs, it would have been an entirely different matter for them to penetrate the interior of the continent and fight the hundreds of war that fed the slave trade.
www.afbis.com /analysis/slave.htm   (3453 words)

 Museum Theme: The Slave Trade
The impacts on the Americas and the Caribbean were enormous, literally changing the faces of the populations there.
The wealth amassed by Dahomey through the slave trade allowed its kings to maintain a level of centralized power and regional dominance unseen by previous rulers in the area.
Slaves were marched in chains, beaten and abused, housed in unbearably cramped quarters, and branded even before they boarded European ships.
www.museeouidah.org /Theme-SlaveTrade.htm   (348 words)

 The Slave Trade - Middle Passage - African-American History Through the Arts
Slaves were revolting and tried to flee the hardships of labor.
A federal law, which was passed in 1793, allowed for the Fugitive Slave Act, which continued the slave trade and prohibited the freedom of the Africans.
And since the tribes which captured the most slaves received the most European goods, and were thus best equipped in the struggle for survival, it was only natural that certain groups in the interior, such as the Ashantis and Dahomeans, should rise to power as specialists in the art of enslaving.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /african-american/europe/slave_trade.htm   (1348 words)

 Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas
Slaves made possible the taming of the wilderness, construction of cities, excavation of mines, and the establishment of powerful plantation economies.
This exhibition examines the transatlantic slave trade and seeks to increase understanding of this maritime epic and its legacies in the modern world.
The transatlantic slave trade was the second leg of a triangular economic route between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
www.mariner.org /captivepassage/introduction/index.html   (346 words)

 www.ghana.co.uk - History & Culture
Ivor Wilks, a leading historian of Ghana, observed that Akan purchases of slaves from Portuguese traders operating from the Congo region augmented the labor needed for the state formation that was characteristic of this period.
The volume of the slave trade in West Africa grew rapidly from its inception around 1500 to its peak in the eighteenth century.
The demographic impact of the slave trade on West Africa was probably substantially greater than the number actually enslaved because a significant number of Africans perished during slaving raids or while in captivity awaiting transshipment.
www.ghana.co.uk /history/history/slave_trade.htm   (1384 words)

 African slave trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slaves thus served in the houses of their masters or mistresses, and were not employed to any significant extent for productive purposes, Slaves were thus regarded as members of their owners' family, and were fed, clothed and protected.
Unlike in the Americas, slaves in North Africa were mainly servants rather than labourers, and a greater number of females than males were taken, who were often employed as women of harems.
For the Atlantic slave trade, captives were purchased from slave dealers in West African regions known as the Slave Coast, Gold Coast, and Côte d'Ivoire were sold into slavery as a result of a defeat in warfare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slave_trade_in_Africa   (3204 words)

 The Atlantic Slave Trade
The history of the Atlantic slave trade could be characterised as the first bloody essay into globalisation.
The racist ideologies of the early 19th century were thus rooted in the slave trade and in turn materially affected the fate of Africans everywhere.
It empowered regimes brutal enough to extort taxes or slaves from their neighbours and engendered the spread of domestic slavery as increasing numbers of people were needed to grow crops to feed those slaves awaiting export.
www.nathanielturner.com /atlanticslavetrade.htm   (907 words)

 Wonders of the African World - Episodes - Slave Kingdoms
Precolonial empires such as Dahomey and Ashanti (located in what is now Benin and Ghana), where slave ports at Ouidah and Elmina flourished, accumulated enormous wealth and power as a result of the trade of their fellow Africans.
Domestic slave ownership as well as domestic and international slave trades in western Africa preceded the late 15th-century origins of the Atlantic slave trade.
Understanding the dynamics of African complicity in the slave trade is important in understanding Africans as historically active and diverse human beings.
www.pbs.org /wonders/Episodes/Epi3/slave_2.htm   (922 words)

 Chronology on the History of Slavery 1619 to 1789
Slaves were mostly for sugar plantations, diamond mines in Brazil, house servants, on tobacco farms in Virginia, in gold mines in Hispaniola and later the cotton industry in the Southern States of the USA.
Moreover the repercussions of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the interior of the Bight of Biafra during the period of heaviest population displacement in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries remain poorly understood.
In the Americas, slave labor became the key component in trans-Atlantic agriculture and commerce supporting the booming capitalist economy of the 17th and 18th centuries, with the greatest demand in the Americas coming from Brazil and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean.
www.innercity.org /holt/slavechron.html   (17488 words)

 Nigeria - The Slave Trade
They obtained access to the gold trade by trading along the Gulf of Guinea, establishing a base at Elmina ("the mine") on the Gold Coast (Ghana), and they made their way into the Indian Ocean, militarily securing a monopoly of the spice trade.
The Dutch took over Portuguese trading stations on the coast that were the source of slaves for the Americas.
During the heyday of the slave trade in the eighteenth century, the major Ijaw villages grew into cities of 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants ruled by local strongmen allied with the Aro.
countrystudies.us /nigeria/7.htm   (1513 words)

 Black Peoples of America - The Middle Passage
The transport of fl Africans to the Americas by slave ship became known as the Middle Passage because it was the middle leg of the Triangular Trade route used by the European merchants.
The African slaves were viewed as cargo by the merchants and were packed into the ships with no regard to their basic human rights.
However, slaves that would not eat were whipped or force fed and the traders and ship owners began fixing nets to the sides of the boat so that the slaves could not jump overboard.
www.historyonthenet.com /Slave_Trade/middle_passage.htm   (276 words)

 Slaves and Slave Systems
he Trans-Atlantic slave trade as a critical factor in the growth of the American colonies Labor was the single most scarce factor of production in the new work, and labor was for three centu ries the principle commodity exported by much of Africa.
he slave trade was the mechanism by which one of history's greatest mass population transfers was effected a transfer that had large impact on subsequent economic history.
In a situation such as in the newly discovered Americas were land was so plentiful as to be effectively a free good, labor would be the only scarce facto and thus would receive the value of the entire product.
www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu /antillians/slaves.html   (393 words)

 Atlantic slave trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlantic slave trade was the purchase of slaves in and transport from West Africa and Central Africa, into slavery in the New World.
The slaves were one element of a three-part economic cycle—the Triangular Trade and its Middle Passage—which ultimately involved four continents, four centuries and millions of people.
The single most significant event in the history of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery was the Haitian Revolution, (1791-1804), led by Toussaint L'Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Jacques I).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slave_trade_in_the_Americas   (3850 words)

 Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Digital Extra
The DeWolfs of Bristol dominate the slave trade and the town.
The West Indies slave owners dined on beef, port, flour and other provisions "we are daily carrying to them." Rhode Island horses hauled their cane and turned their sugar mills.
Evidence of the town's booming sea and slave trade was everywhere.
www.projo.com /extra/2006/slavery/day1   (2619 words)

 Slavery in America
Only in North America did the slave population reproduce itself, with individuals having a life expectancy equal to that of the white population.
Importantly, the practice of slavery had been in operation in Africa and in central Europe for centuries prior to the redirection of the trade to the Americas.
Nothing in the past, however, equaled the Atlantic slave trade in size or in the extent and depth of its impact on the world.
www.slaveryinamerica.org /geography/slave_trade.htm   (253 words)

 African Americans in Slavery - Lower Mississippi Delta Region - National Park Service
Eventually the trading route also distributed Virginia tobacco, New England rum, and indigo and rice crops from South Carolina and Georgia.
Although the Federal Government outlawed the overseas slave trade in 1808, the southern enslaved African-American population continued to grow.
To meet the growing demands of sugar and cotton, slaveholders developed an active domestic slave trade to move surplus workers to the Deep South.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/underground/slave.htm   (993 words)

 U.S. assails sex-slave trade - Americas - International Herald Tribune
WASHINGTON The United States accused 12 nations on Monday of failing to do enough to stop the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers and warned Germany that it should do more to stop a tide of sex workers arriving for the World Cup.
The United States will not cut off trade and humanitarian aid, the report said.
Two countries have been sanctioned since the reports began: Equatorial Guinea and Venezuela.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/06/05/news/slaves.php   (373 words)

 DPLS Archive: Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th Centuries
Virginia Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1727-1769
Angola Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1723-1771
On October 1, 2001, the Slave Movement site was featured by Jackie Loohauis in her InSite column in the Milwaukee State Journal.
dpls.dacc.wisc.edu /slavedata/index.html   (238 words)

 Anti-Slavery - Campaign - Fair trade
From the late 1400s to the 1800s, millions of Africans were transported to the Americas as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Much of the wealth of Europe was built on the slave trade and it helped set in place many of the inequalities in the world trading system that can be seen today.
However, there are a number of goods exported to the West which are tainted by slave labour.
www.antislavery.org /homepage/campaign/Fairtrade.htm   (193 words)

 Black Peoples of America main page
This topic is studied by pupils at Key stage three and covers the enslavement and transportation of fl Africans to the Americas.
Pupils learn about their lives and the conditions they were forced to endure until the abolition of slavery in America in 1870.
In many schools they go on to study the civil rights movement and the prejudice and persecution suffered by fl Americans through much of the twentieth century.
www.historyonthenet.com /Slave_Trade/slaverymain.htm   (92 words)

 Low country Colleton County:Slave Relics Historical Museum in Walterboro,SC
"Celebration marks the last slave to be set free"
"Local Slave museum to be featured on national television"
"Slave relics museum is drawing card in Colleton"
www.slaverelics.org /media.html   (80 words)

 Triangular Slave Trade
•Free labor power of slaves fuels agricultural production of raw materials
•Profits that were generated due to the slave trade and the institution of slavery in the Americas surpassed the value of the goods that were trade in Africa (glass beads, cotton fabrics, etc.)
•Slave Trade produced Unequal Exchange relationship and resulted in the Underdevelopment of Africa ;
www.njcu.edu /dept/aas/Triangularslavetrade_files/slide0007.htm   (57 words)

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