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FC: " Harm was not only done on the enslaved people themselves, it also affected th trade on African societies is much debated because of the apparent arrival of the large number of slaves."
1: " This map ^ shows where slaves were sourced in Africa for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade."
2: " The Trans-Atlantic slave trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interest in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much readily available commodity -- slaves. By the seventeenth century the trade was in full swing, reaching peak towards the end of the eighteenth century. It was a trade which was especially fruitful, since every stage of the journey could be profitable for merchants the infamous triangular trade.>"
3: " The slaves were introduced to new diseases and suffered from malnutrition long before they reached the new world." | "Conditions on the slave ship were terrible, but the estimated death rate of around 13% is lower than the mortality rate for seamen, officers and passengers on the same voyages."
4: " The trans- Atlantic slave trade was the most abominable and cruel form of slavery, but neither the first slave trade nor the only one."
5: " After the ordeal of the Atlantic crossing, the slaves were prepared for auction. Once sold, they were forced to work long hours on plantation for no pay. Many slaves were treated with cruelty, and were chained and branded. Those who tried to escape, were punished by whipping or hung."