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Slavery in Africa

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FC: "Slavery in Africa" | L Luke118548 Rostosky Mr. Craig World Cultures 11:00-12:00

1: In Africa the slave trade is common thing that still happens today. It really started to get bad when the Europeans colonized Africa in the 1500's. With this happening not only are they capturing Africans as slave, but them against each other. | Slavery has been around since ancient times. So it wasn't new to Africans or even Middle East countries. Europeans started getting more involved in Africa in the 1400's with looking for trade and gold. Portugal started putting up trade post as well as other European countries at to time trading with West African kingdoms. It wasn't as common to purchase a slave during that time because they wasn't a demand yet. With the discovery of the Americas in the 1500's it brought a huge demand for a Labor Force to build colonies, homes and farms. With not requiring their needs they looked to Africa to fill the order.

2: Each year more slaves were coming out of Africa. In the slave trades peak in the 1700's there were more than 60,000 slaves packed in slave ships. Many did not survive to their destination were more troubles awaited them. With the demand sky rocketing so did the profits, and with that also racism. Turn whites against blacks, but also against each other. | With the high demand slave traders used goods and weapons (guns) to trade African leaders for more slaves. Now that these "leader" had weapons too they started attacking villages. They captured the people for slave, and looted all of their good and food for their own. In 1800's many countries in Europe tried to outlaw slavery like Brittan in 1807, but slavery had many effects on Africa. Now African countries had guns they dominated local villages for slaves and goods. Sometimes the slave trade encouraged African countries to attack each other. With the effects of slavery it shaped war torn country either

3: revolting slave trader or attacking themselves. African people lived in suffering. More than 3 million Africans died from slavery and its affects. Many tried to escape, but many failed. It was a hardship for the African people to live. With this pain and suffering of the African people many wrote books, poem, and music about the trouble. Many threw slavery spread their culture to other nations. | Slavery has changed and shaped to what Africa is today. For example Mirambo the ruler of the Nyamwezi, built a centralized state. He traded many slaves for guns and expanded his power to what is now today Tanzania. Also a British colony called Sierra Leone was made for free slaves. Soon more and more slaves came and made it an organized state which now today is Liberia. This was a little information on the African slave trade, and there is much more. I hope you take the time to look more into it, If you didn't know anything about this topic I hope you enjoyed this small Mixbook project.

4: References: Worksheet World Culture Book.

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