Africa in an Age of Transition Ch 13 Section 2
Impact on Africa • King Afonso I – King of Congo saw affect of slaves on his land • Benin in West Africa lost faith in their gods, and their art deteriorated. Human sacrifice became more common. • Great impact on population in Western Africa.
Why? When? Where? • Southwest Asia – domestic servants • Americas – laborers for sugar cane • 1518 – First Spanish ship to carry boatload of African slaves to America • 10 million slaves between 16th and 19th centuries