the African Slave Trade from 1450 to 1850
The reasons of enslavement varied in Africa.
Recurring claims are challenged in the book “Memories of the Slave Trade” where the author portrays that Africans felt no sense of moral obligation concerning the sale of the slaves by tracing down memories of the slave trade in the Temne-speaking communities in Sierra Leone.
In 1807, the slave trade was abolished by the British Parliament.
The grueling journey, often consisting of slaves thrown overboard, slaves resisting by jumping overboard, whipping, suffocation, overpowering despair and disease, was symbolically and physically representative of African slavery as a whole as well as the foundations of Europes global power.
The African slave trade has been alive for centuries
THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE CONSIDERS SEVERAL TOPICS: 1)WHY AFRICANS BECAME THE DOMINANT LABOR FORCE IN THE AMERICAS, 2)THE AFRICAN SYSTEMS THAT CONTROLLED THE FLOW OF SLAVES, 3)THE NATURE OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE, 4)INTERPRETATIONS OF THE GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE SLAVE TRADE, 5)FORCES LEADING TO ABOLITION. CHOOSE 3 SECTIONS AND PLACE THE RELEVANT ESSAYS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE CREATION OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD. WHAT ARE THE DEFINING ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE?
The transatlantic slave trade: introduction - USI Home …
TRADE AND EXCHANGE ACROSS CULTURAL LINES HAVE PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN HUMAN HISTORY, BEING PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT EXTERNAL STIMULI TO CHANGE. THE AGE OF ENCOUNTER-A PERIOD THAT FOREVER TIED THE HISTORIES OF EUROPE, AFRICA, AND THE AMERICAS TOGETHER-CREATED AN UNPRECEDENTED FLOW OF PEOPLE, ANIMALS, PLANTS, FOODS, TECHNOLOGIES, RELIGIONS, DISEASES, AND CULTURES THROUGH A DYNAMICALLY EXPANDING INTERNATIONAL NETWORK, REFERRED TO BY ALFRED CROSBY AS THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE. DURING THE AGE OF EUROPEAN MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL EXPANSION, LARGE AREAS OF AFRICA WERE BROUGHT FIRMLY INTO THE ORBIT OF THE GROWING WORLD ECONOMY AND WERE INFLUENCED BY THE TRANSFORMATION TAKING PLACE. THE FORCED MOVEMENT OF AFRICANS AS CAPTIVE LABORERS AND THE CREATION OF SLAVE-BASED SOCIETIES IN THE AMERICAS WERE MAJOR ASPECTS OF THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN WORLD AND THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMIES OF WESTERN EUROPE.