European expansion's effect on Africa

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European expansion's effect on Africa

Post  Alicia M. on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:41 am

The demand for enslaved Africans increased with the European settlement of the Americas in the 1490s and the planting of sugar cane there. Already devastated by European diseases, the surviving population of Native Americans could not supply the labor needed. In 1518, a Spanish ship carried the first enslaved Africans directly from Africa to the Americas. The triangular trade was used so everyone would give and get something in return. European merchant ships carried Europeans manufactured goods, such as guns and cloth, to Africa where they were traded for enslaved people. The enslaved Africans were then sent to the Americas and sold. European merchants then bought tobacco, molasses, sugar, and raw cotton in the Americas and shipped them back to Europe. The Middle Passage was the journey that the enslaved people took from Africa to the Americas. Many enslaved Africans died on the journey. Many of them did not survive. Europeans first bought enslaved people from African merchants at slave markets in return for gold, guns, or other European goods. The slave trade was a tragedy for the victims and their families. The slave trade depopulated some areas and deprived many African communities of their youngest and strongest men and women. French abolished slavery in 1790s and the British in 1807 and the United States until the 1860s.
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its terrible

Post  Gloria H. on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:52 am

its terrible, the middle passage of the triangular trade is a terrible example of slavery, it was just horrible these people were treated as animals, with no heart or family. They would be chained and stuffed where the cargo would go on a boat, and they had no bathrooms, the food was minimum and they were fed in buckets.

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