FC: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade | Christian lake MWF Class 10-11AM
1: Slavery In Africa As early as the 1400s, Europeans started buying slaves. Few were sold at first, but that soon changed in the 1700s. The Europeans needed many workers to help settle the new American Colonies that they were building.
2: Slave trade soon became highly popular. In the 1700s, as many as 60,000 slaves a year were sold. Slave owners and sellers profited heavily from this new found market for labor.
3: Effects Of Slavery As more machines started to replace people in the industrial age, slaves were worth less as the machines good easily do a slave's job. In Africa, some rulers wreaked havoc on villages. These "Raiders" took their own kind and exchanged them for guns and other goods to the Europeans. With these guns the Rulers could plunder and defeat anyone. With many healthy people stolen for the slave trade, some communities faced disaster; they could no longer afford to plant crops for the harvest.
4: References: Prentice Hall World Cultures Book Chapter 4 Section 3 Pg. 93-95