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BC: Work Cited: Prentice Hall- World Cultures: A Global Mosaic. Pg. 93-95 Pictures from: Google( Searched African Slave Trade- the link was too large)

1: Slave Trade on a smaller scale began in the 1400s within Europe. The demand for slaves was limited until the Americas became settled. | Before the 1500s, most slaves in Africa were prisoners of war or enslaved as punishment for a crime. Slaves in Africa were not usually treated as property, but rather as a servant. In time, some of the slaves became a member of the community and family.

2: The slave trade was a massive, forced migration of Africans. Nearly 60,000 were transported to Brazil, America, or Arab lands per year. | Slave traders raided many African villages of men, women, and children. Total villages and cultures were wiped out due to so many people being taken.

3: The kidnapped Africans were brought to the coast and then boarded onto ships like animals. They were squished together below deck in their own filth on the long trip across the ocean. | Many tried to resist and escape by jumping over board to save themselves from a life of slavery.

4: The remaining slaves that survived the long, grueling trip from Africa were auctioned off and put to work in fields, shops, and homes. The lucky ones bought their freedom after working for so long.

5: The Slave Trade left a brutal effect on Africa. In many parts, cultures and societies were destroyed. Europe also stripped Africa of it's precious raw materials once they could no longer take slaves. Conflicts and wars in Africa also erupted due to stronger new states forming.

6: Slavery was abolished in Britain in 1833 and then in the US by 1865.

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