Atlantic Slave trade

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Atlantic Slave trade
Between the 1500s and the 1800s, millions of Africans were captured, shipped across the Atlantic, and sold as slaves in the Americas. Planters were need for sugar,tobacco pla
What did slaves consist of in the Atlantic slave trade?
farmers, merchants, priests, soldiers; fathers and mothers, sons and daughters
What caused the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade?
when the natives started to die out they needed more people to work their land and for them so they brought in slaves
What effect did the Atlantic Slave trade have on Africa?
-slave raiders captured the strongest young-future leaders
-divided Africans one from another
-decline of some African states-disappearing people
-New African states arose whose way of life depended on the slave trade-rulers waged war in order to gain control of slave trade
what were the economies like in Africa during the Atlantic slave trade?
-forced labor among slaves to enrich other parts of the world
-labor of A. slaves built eeconomies for many American colonies
-their info. of argriculture contributed to growth of rice industry in English colonies
Spread of Culture during the Atlantic slave trade
-Africans spread throughout Americas-African Diapore
-everntually led to spread of culture-art, music, religion-throughout Western World
Native Americans in Atlantic slave trade
-planters first used them-European diseaes killed millions
-1600s-indentured servents
-it was expensive to support workers
What did Europeans rely on in the Atlantic slave trade?
rulers and traders to seize captives in the interior and bring them to the coastal posts of fortresses
Triangular Trade
A three way system of trade during 1600-1800s Africa sent slaves to America, America sent Raw Materials to Europe, and Europe sent Guns and Rum to Africa. not all slaves from Americas sailed this route
Middle Passage
the route in between the western ports of Africa to the Caribbean and southern U.S. that carried the slave trade
What were the living conditions in the Middle Passge?
-captive americans chained together, forced into dark, cramped quarters below ship's decks
-could not sit or stand-journey lasted 3-6 weeks,10-20% died, scarce food