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1: Background of slavery in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade | The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. Many slaves that were moved to the New World were Africans from the central and western parts of Africa. The irony is that they were sold by Africans to European slave traders. After that they are moved to colonies in south and north of the new world. The South Atlantic economic system centered on making goods and clothing to sell in Europe and increasing the numbers of African slaves brought to the New World.
2: How this affected Africa | On a larger scale, the Atlantic slave trade affected African societies. It helped to enrich the rulers of the states that existed along the coast of West Africa. It did this because the Europeans paid these rulers for permission to set up trading posts and/or for slaves that the rulers captured.The inland societies were the ones who were hurt the most by this trade. The coastal societies went inland to get slaves from the tribes that lived there. Those tribes and states were affected by having large numbers of people in the prime of life taken away from them. This harmed them economically, socially, and culturally.
3: The Routes taken during the transatlantic slave trade | Captive Africans followed many routes from their homelands to other parts of the world. The map on the following page will show the trans-Atlantic movement of these captives for the centuries since 1500 only.