S: Slave Trade Project
BC: These are Cowrie Shells that were used as money in the Trade.
FC: Slave Trade Project
1: About 14 percent of slaves sent to the New World were children under 14; 56 percent were male adults; and 30 percent were female adults. | Half of all New World slaves came from central Africa.
2: When the demand for slaves grew traders began kidnapping men, women and children to sell into slavery. | Most scholars find that the trade in slaves had a detrimental effect on long-term economic growth and development. | J.D. Fage asserts that slavery did not have a wholly disastrous effect on those left behind in Africa. | Slavery in African cultures was generally more like indentured servitude (contracting to work for a fixed period of time, typically three to seven years, in exchange for transportation, food, clothing, lodging and other necessities during the term of indenture).
3: Slavery was mainly used in Africa as a punishment for crimes, kidnapping and/or adultery. Prisoners of war were also used as slaves. | Slaves were an expensive commodity, and traders received a great deal in exchange for each enslaved person.
4: The slave trade impeded the formation of larger ethnic groups, weakening the formation for stable political structures. It also reduced the mental health and social development of African people.
5: Works Cited | http://www.africanculturalcenter.org/images/4_5slave_trade%20copy.gif | www.google.com | http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/slav_fact.cfm | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_slave_trade#Effects | The Life of Olaudah Equiano Document