Slave Trade In Africa

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US Civil rights Home Declaration of independence Triangular slave trade Jim Crow laws more... The Triangular Slave Trade The slave trade began with Portuguese, and some Spanish, traders taking African slaves to the American colonies they had conquered in the 15th century. British sailors became involved in the trade in the 16th century, and the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) gave them the right to sell slaves in the Spanish Empire. In the 18th century,…show more content…
These had a huge effect on the Americas leading to voodoo in the West Indies, the Creole language in Haiti, blues music in the southern United States and many other influences. Many historians think that white supremacist racism grew in the United States and Europe because the slave under-class in the West Indies and America were all black Africans. The slave trade ruined Africa because of the constant wars and the loss of millions of strong, young people. Africa fell behind the rest of the world. Some historians think that this is why Africa was colonised by European countries in the 19th century. The African historian Joseph Inikori (1987) suggested that the slave trade allowed the Industrial Revolution to happen.•British industry benefited by supplying the factory made goods in exchange for slaves. •Profits made in the slave trade provided money for investment in British industry. After Britain abolished the slave trade in 1807, the British navy 'West Africa Squadron' patrolled the Atlantic Ocean trying to stop the slave trade. The British also signed anti-slavery treaties with many African

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