BC: Source page- http://www.juneteenth.com/final.htm http://africanhistory.about.com/od/slavery/tp/TransAtlantic001.htm World Cultures book Chapter 4 unit 3
FC: Slavery in Africa
1: Slavery can be traced back to some of histories oldest records. Perhaps one of the worst examples of this practice was the African Slave Trade.
2: The African Slave Trade started sometime during the mid-fifteenth century and lasted until the end of the end of the Civil war. No other events of history are quite as agonizing and traumatic as the slave trade.
3: Children, men, and women alike where taken away from their daily life in a sudden, violent manner and where stuffed into packed ships. Dead and alive alike where chained tightly together on the ships that headed to this new world.
4: The slave trade disrupted entire societies in some areas of Africa. Slave raiders often hurt the society. They would take young healthy men and women so there where not people to strong people to plant the harvest.
5: There is no possible way to measure all the horror that came from the Slave Trade. It has been calculated that between thirty and sixty million Africans where faced with this triangular slave system and only a 3rd of them survived. Africans held onto their cultures and spread their traditions through the regions.