Journeys could last anywhere between 40-150 days. Spain was one of the biggest countries slave trading countries. The Portuguese were the first to engage in slave trade. The majority of their slaves were shipped to South America and the Caribbean to work on their plantations. This is where most of the slaves were taken before the slave trade expanded.
Introduction: This paper is written on the topic Slavery shit to Commercial Trade in Africa. Transatlantic slave trade went for more than 300 years, the major period of this slave trade was from year 16th Century to 20th Century. Slave trade is also known is as the worst disaster for human being in the history. African people were used to be abducted or captured from the coast west coast of Africa by Europeans and then were sold to Americans for work in exchange of commodities such as gold, wheat, rice, clothes, weapons etc. Most of the colonies of Europe and America were totally dependent on the slaves coming from Africa throughout the period of 16th century to 19th century.
In 1660 the trans-Atlantic slave trade begins, producing one of the largest forced migrations in history. From the early 16th to the mid-19th centuries, between 10 million and 11 million Africans were taken from their homes. The American colonies began enacting laws that defined and regulated slave relations, including a provision that black slaves, and the children of women slaves, would serve for life. Slave owners gave a great deal of attention to the education and training of the ideal slave. In general, there were five steps in molding the character of a slave: strict discipline, a sense of his own inferiority, belief in the master’s superiority, acceptance of the master’s standards and a deep sense of his own helples... ... middle of paper ... ...derstand how they could hold these ideas to be so true and the research in this paper most definitely allowed me to take a deeper, un-biased look.
The Atlantic Slave Trade was one of, if not the largest scale movements of human beings from one part of the world to another by sea and could have been considered a mobile killing machine because of the horrible conditions. The numbers were so large that the slaves who came by slave trade were the most Old-World immigrants in the world. Even though there were only races of people enslaved during the Atlantic Slave Trade, African Americans were the most numerous. Records show 34,941 voyages during the time of the slave trade. The Transatlantic Slave Trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean in the 16th century and lasted till the 19th centuries.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade was a service that transported around twelve and a half million men, women, and children to be bought and sold as slaves by countries mostly in the New World, like the United States of America. (The Transatlantic Slave Trade) The Portuguese were the first to bring African slaves over to the new world, but it quickly caught on over the years. Around 80% of the slaves that came across the Atlantic ended up in Brazil or the Caribbean Islands while only 7% wound up in the United States. (Ross) With the climate being completely different in South America, Europeans found it extremely hard to work and were not used to the living conditions so they contracted diseases. Unlike Europeans, the African slaves were capable of handling the climate and were used to working hard.
This importation deprived the African continent of some of its most healthy and ablest men and women. Slaves had been treated as savages even before they were brought to America. During the slave trade, the transport of the slaves across the Atlantic, many slaves had lost their lives on the journey itself. The crossing took around 60-90 days, but som... ... middle of paper ... ...pation Proclamation (1863)." Our Documents -.
Although, Slavery had existed for centuries as a lowest social status in different parts of the world like Africa, Roman Empire, Middle East and etc., in English colonies slavery gained an importance, because of increasing demand for labor force and becoming relationship legitimated by law. Therefore, Englishmen were the reason of slavery in the colonies and its consequences. In the beginning of 17 century a group of merchants established first permanent English colonies in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. Englishmen expected to find gold. Moreover, Virginia Company offered 50 acres of land everyone who journeying to Virginia.
Slavery was common in Nigeria long before the Europeans arrived. Slavery also known as “slave trade” started in Badagry, the second largest commercial town in Lagos, Nigeria. In the early 1500’s, people were being transported from Nigeria through Badagry, to North and South America. Slaves were brought from all corners and crannies of Nigeria mostly from raided villages and captives of war, who were also brought to Badagry for auctioning. Some of the main slavery countries from Europe that engaged in the slavery of Nigerians were England, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.
Tobacco was very important to the economy; Europeans would buy slaves to work the fields. Slavery first began on the shorelines of Africa. Africans were very poor and could hardly get food. Europeans began to capture Africans and shipped them to America. Out of the 11 million African men, women, and children that were sent to the New World like common cargo, 2 million of them died.
The Portuguese who settled Brazil needed labor to work the large estates and mines in their new Brazilian colony. They turned to slavery which became central to the colonial economy. It was particularly important in the mining and sugar cane sectors. Slavery was also the mainstay in the Caribbean islands with economies centered on sugar. Estimates suggest that about 35 percent of captured Africans involved in the Atlantic slave trade were transported to Brazil.