The Atlantic Slave Trade 1450-1750
Slavery in Africa • Muslims enter the African slave trade 600 AD • Slaves were a sign of wealthy • African slaves sold to India China and America
European Contact with Africa • Portugese search for gold and slaves • Originally raided for slaves • Learned to trade for slaves
Triangular Trade • Europe traded horses guns and gold to Africa • Africa traded slaves to the Americas • The Americas traded tobacco and cotton to Europe
Middle Passage • Describe what we learned from Roots
Slavery in the Americas • Started in the Caribbean • 600,000 slaves into America • African Culture influences the Americas • Banjoes Creole and capoeria wrestling
Blacks in Colonial America • Southern Colonies • Middle Colonies • New England Colonies
Southern Colonies • Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia • Plantations • Small Southern Farms
The Middle Colonies • Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York • Mix of Slaves and intentured servants • Masons, goldsmiths, and glaziers.
New England Colonies • Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. • Still slavery with permission. • Limited life.
Film Study • Roots Episodes 2+3+4 • What was the Slave experience like in colonial America.