FC: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
1: Sub-Saharan Africa lost over twelve and a half million people in the trans-Atlantic slave trade alone between 1525 and 1867. About one and eight died on board the slave vessel and many died prior during departure and at the arrival. | .
2: European empires were lacking one major resource-- a work force. When Europeans worked they were prone to diseases; Africa on the other hand, were great land workers and good with cattle, they could work in tropical climate, resistant to tropical diseases, and they could be "worked very hard." | The trans- Atlantic slave trade began around the mid- fifteen hundreds, in the seventeenth hundreds went into full swing reaching toward the peak of reaching the end o the eighteenth century. Its trade was very fruitful since every stage of the journey could be profitable for merchants.
4: Slavery was being practiced in some parts of Africa before the beginning on slave trade. four million slaves were transported on the red sea, from the Indian ocean across the Atlantic ocean. There was also Africans that would capture other Africans to sell them to slavery. Those shipped away most likely would never see Africa again.
6: Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces http://africanhistory.about.com/od/slavery/tp/TransAtlantic001.htm