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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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BC: Photo Cites PhotoTitle: http:thomaslegion.net/historyofslaveryintheunitedstatesofamerica Photo 1: http:www.latinamericanstudies.org/Transatlantic.htm Photo 2, 3, and 4: http://blogs.uww.edu/ross53545/page/3/ Info Cite: World Cultures book and Olaudah Equiano page.

FC: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By: Katlyn Higdon

1: Slavery was originally used for punishments against crimes like kidnapping and adultery on Africans and other prisoners. Soon, slaves became a demand of the world, kidnapping men, women, and children to sell as slaves.

2: The affect it had on Africa was tremendous. With traders taking people from Western and Eastern Africa, which were the main two areas they went to, the population had a huge decrease. Before they came, the population was 20 million Africans, but after they arrived and began kidnapping, it dropped by 8 million people since some Africans in the voyages wouldn't make it.

3: With slavery, Africans were forced to stay below ship's dacks and suffer through the whole voyage. Some died by starvation, others were killed by being thrown off and fed to the sharks if they had a disease. Every little thing about slavery was cruel, demeaning, and unfair to Africans.

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