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West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade.

Walter Rodney

West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade.

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Published by Published for the Historical Association of Tanzania by the East African Pub. House in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Slave-trade -- Africa, West.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 27.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT1322 .R63
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p.
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5155441M
      LC Control Number74384182

      Along the Mediterranean coast, Muslim states prevailed. Ghana, Mali, Songhai were kingdoms that had large economies and supported large populations, they had knowledge of agriculture, and grew many different crops that sustained many people. Voyages, Other Africans captured during raids into the interior were exchanged for commodities.

      Eventually, he made it back to Africa. Slaves were forced to work in cotton and tobacco fields. This book is one of the best sources about this topic. In World History classes—both high school and college— these consequences for Africa are usually omitted, and a more Eurocentric view of the Atlantic slave trade dominates. They remained there for months until finally leaving their homeland for an unknown destination on board European merchant ships, including those of the British Royal African Company. Many slaves themselves resisted capture by escaping or by jumping overboard from slave ships.

      Several distinct regions can be identified along the west African coast, these are distinguished by the particular European countries who visited the slave ports, the peoples who were enslaved, and the dominant African society s who provided the slaves. Although interracial marriage was prohibited in European colonies throughout the Atlantic world, in Gold Coast slave-trading towns it became a recognized and respected custom. These goods were exchanged for African slaves. How did other types of servitude, such as European serfdom, compare to slavery? The impacts continue to this day, and despite great indigenous strides in resistance and economic innovation, Nunn believes the scars still hinder the economic growth of countries who lost large numbers of populations to the slave trade compared to those which did not. Eltis, David and David Richardson.


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West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade. book

Wives, children, and dependents including slaves were a sign of wealth among men, and polygyny, the practice of having more than one wife at a time, was widespread.

This source provides background information on slave trading in general. The Kongo Kingdom never regained its former power. The abolitionists and humanitarians in Europe and America were mostly Christian groups who saw the slave trade as a crime against God. Miners then discovered huge new deposits of gold east of the Niger River.

Alistair Boddy-Evans Updated January 26, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interests in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much more readily available commodity -- slaves.

The first would be captivity. Some West Africans mined gold, salt, iron, copper or even diamonds. Some historians argue that the abolition of slavery was an economic, not a humanitarian, act.

Section Summary BeforeAfrica, like the Americas, had experienced the rise and fall of many cultures, but the continent did not develop a centralized authority structure. Before the Civil War, Christianity was used to justify the institution of slavery in the American south, with most clergy in the south believing and preaching that slavery was a progressive institution designed by God to affect the Christianization of Africans.

They also believed that they could better spread the word of Christianity among free Africans. O, ye nominal Christians! Eventually, he made it back to Africa. As a precursor to British Imperialism, the author reminds the reader that there was also excessive slave trading in the Indian Ocean, which is often forgotten when compared to the transatlantic slave trade.

Slavery was also a traditional part of African society -- various states and kingdoms in Africa operated one or more of the following: chattel slavery, debt bondage, forced labor, and serfdom.

The captured Africans were held in forts, sometimes called 'slave castles', along the coast. In America, for instance, which was a colony of England, there was a demand for many labourers for the sugar, tobacco and cotton plantations.

While this is an interesting essay, there is not much information that can be obtained, as it relates more to Africa and the New World and does not discuss Europe as much. When I looked round the ship too, and saw a large furnace of copper boiling, and a multitude of black people of every description chained together, every one of their countenances expressing dejection and sorrow, I no longer doubted my fate; and, quite overpowered with horror and anguish, I fell motionless on the deck and fainted.

Although interracial marriage was prohibited in European colonies throughout the Atlantic world, in Gold Coast slave-trading towns it became a recognized and respected custom. The majority of the population, however, maintained their tribal animistic practices, which gave living attributes to nonliving objects such as mountains, rivers, and wind.

A breakaway group, the Ndongo, moved southwards.

Atlantic slave trade

Historians believe that by the year10 percent of the population of Lisbon and Seville consisted of black slaves.Slavery and Slave Trade in West Africa, Patrick Manning. Slavery and slave trade, Ina West African population of perhaps 20 to 25 persons million lived in relative stability.

This population, while divided into numerous ethnic, linguistic, and political. May 03,  · The Gambia River, running from the Atlantic into Africa, was a key waterway for the slave trade; at its height, about one out of every six West African slaves came from this area.

"Daughters of the Trade represents the best of recent work that seeks to problematize the formal conjugal relationships between European men and African and Euro-African women that were such a prominent feature of the trading cities and forts of coastal West Africa during the era of the Atlantic slave trade.

Atlantic Slave Trade study guide by Tiffany_Darville includes 27 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Slavery and the Jews.

If one were to inquire more neutrally into what role Jews played in the Atlantic slave trade, one would find that it was a considerable one during the formative years of.

Jun 10,  · Jaspreet Kaur. HSTCMP Smallwood. 10 June The Atlantic Slave Trade. Introduction: Trad­ing slaves was a common practice amongst Africans and Arabs of the Middle Eastern region, however, the new devel­op­ment of slave trade through the Atlantic voy­ages brought new forms of slav­ery and slave trade business.