FC: Slavery in Africa
1: Forcing people into slavery did not began until the 1500s. | Most slaves in Africa were people who have been captured in war.
2: A slave who tried to starve him or herself was tortured.
3: The captain's desire was to keep as many slaves as possible alive.
4: Out of the roughly 20 million people who were taken from their homes and sold into slavery. Half didn't complete the journey. A lot died along the way from disease or starvation.
5: The Slave Trade | Europeans traded guns and other manufactured good for slaves. Africans were forced to attacked villages. They took many prisoners.
6: Ending the slave trade | A few important Europeans thinkers began to talk about human rights and to oppose slavery. The movement to end slavery, slowly gained force. Later in Britain and the U.S., many free blacks.
7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | In 1807, Britain outlawed the slave trade. Later, the British convinced other nations to accept the ban, however many people continued to ship Africans to the trade and did not end slavery.
8: Britain was under pressure from abolitionists. Britain passed a law banning slavery in its empire in 1833. Slavery, help cause the civil war and it continued in the U.S. until 1865.
9: All these things affected Africa by their lives & freedom, until they got their freedom in 1865.