Interprettive Essay: The Atlantic Slave Trade

analytical Essay
343 words
343 words

In the “Interpretive Essay”, Kenneth Banks discuses the consequences of the Atlantic slave trade. The negative effects on the Africans due to the Atlantic slave trade range from the influence on Africans societies and warfare, inhumane and atrocious living and working conditions, decrease of their population, and the long-term impact of bigotry. During the Atlantic save trade’s peak, the movement to abolish slavery started because it went against certain religious beliefs, several thinkers saw it as inefficient, and was unethical. The question is why did the effort to stop the Atlantic slave trade occur when it was benefiting the European economy the most. The Baptists, Methodists, Anglicans, Quakers, and thinkers were those would mainly

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how kenneth banks discuses the negative effects of the atlantic slave trade on africans. the movement to abolish slavery started because it went against religious beliefs.
  • Explains that the atlantic slave trade benefitted the european economy the most. the treatment towards the slaves and the concept of slavery contradicted with religious beliefs.
  • Explains that slavery was abolished around four centuries after the atlantic slave trade. however, slavery continued illegally due to the great profits of slavery.
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