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Africa. The Slave Trade. Amazing Fact. From the 1500s to the 1800s, slave traders sent an estimated 10 to 15 million Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas. A. Exploring the Coast of Africa. Portuguese were looking for routes around Africa to India Set up trading posts in West Africa

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africa

Africa

The Slave Trade

amazing fact

Amazing Fact

From the 1500s to the 1800s, slave traders sent an estimated 10 to 15 million Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas

a exploring the coast of africa
A. Exploring the Coast of Africa

Portuguese were looking for routes around Africa to India

Set up trading posts in West Africa

Traded iron and copper for fish, sugar, ivory, gold, and pepper

b trade in human beings
B. Trade in Human Beings

Needed slaves to work in mines and plantations in the Americas

Local labor had all ready “died off”

Slavery in Africa

Captured in war

Sold themselves

The Atlantic Slave Trade

The “Middle Passage”

Slaves for guns

Europeans bought slaves with guns

Local rulers attacked other villages with guns

c ending the slave trade
C. Ending the Slave Trade

William Wilberforce, a Christian in the English parliament, spoke out against slavery for some 30 years

Abolition: the movement to end slavery

In 1807, England outlawed the slave trade

“Black market” in slaves continued

d effects of the slave trade
D. Effects of the Slave Trade

Disrupted societies by loss of labor

Disrupted relations among tribes on continent

Sierra Leone and Liberia

a. In 1787, Britain set up Sierra Leone as a colony in West Africa for freed slaves

b. Liberia was a colony for slaves freed from the United States

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amazing fact1

Amazing Fact

From the 1500s to the 1800s, slave traders sent an estimated 10 to 15 million Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas

a exploring the coast of africa1
A. Exploring the Coast of Africa

Portuguese were looking for routes around Africa to India

Set up trading posts in West Africa

Traded iron and copper for fish, sugar, ivory, gold, and pepper

b trade in human beings1
B. Trade in Human Beings

Needed slaves to work in mines and plantations in the Americas

Local labor had all ready “died off”

Slavery in Africa

Captured in war

Sold themselves

The Atlantic Slave Trade

The “Middle Passage”

Slaves for guns

Europeans bought slaves with guns

Local rulers attacked other villages with guns

c ending the slave trade1
C. Ending the Slave Trade

William Wilberforce, a Christian in the English parliament, spoke out against slavery for some 30 years

Abolition: the movement to end slavery

In 1807, England outlawed the slave trade

“Black market” in slaves continued

d effects of the slave trade1
D. Effects of the Slave Trade

Disrupted societies by loss of labor

Disrupted relations among tribes on continent

Sierra Leone and Liberia

a. In 1787, Britain set up Sierra Leone as a colony in West Africa for freed slaves

b. Liberia was a colony for slaves freed from the United States