BC: Sources~ | 1. Wikipedia: Trans Atlantic Slave Trade 2. Wikipedia: African Slave Trade 3. World Cultures book
FC: Trans Atlantic Slave Trade
1: 'Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property and are forced to work.[Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation.' | What is Slavery? | Wikipedia says...
2: The slave trade caused problems for Africans, because it reduced their mental health and social development. | Slaves were an expensive commodity, so the slave trade had an effect on the economy. In the trade, cowrie shells were used as money.
3: Some slaves were punished by being flogged publicly. | In Africa, the slave trade was used as punishment for crimes or for prisoners.
4: Abolishment of slavery | A West African Squadron was created, which freed 150,000 Africans aboard 1,600 slave ships between 1808 and 1860. Anti-slave treaties were also signed with over 50 African rulers. | Slavery in other parts of the world became piracy, punishable by death.
5: How many became slaves in North Africa? Elikia M’bokolo said, "Four million slaves exported via the Red Sea, another four million through the Swahili ports of the Indian Ocean, perhaps as many as nine million along the trans-Saharan caravan route, and eleven to twenty million (depending on the author) across the Atlantic Ocean." | In West Africa, many countries were either one third or one half enslaved. | How many slaves were there?
7: Many handbills like these advertise slave auctions.