Slave Trade In And Between Essay

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Another factor influencing the slave trade business was that African slave traders began to realize that their involvement in the slave trade business would make them wealthy and this would provide them with power over their rivals in Africa. The African rulers began welcoming the Europeans in the beginning due to the import goods that they could trade slaves to receive which included luxury commodities such as tobacco, textiles, liquor and other products including firearms. Firearms provided them with a way to fight against their rivals and capture individuals to be sold as slaves. Those captured by other Africans and sold as slaves generally were individuals from the interior parts of Africa who were then transported to the coast and placed in holding cells awaiting their sale to the Europeans.

Summary and Conclusion

As this work has demonstrated the slave trade business was alive and well in Europe prior to 1550 and it was a business that involved risks and profits for those involved. Slave trade by Europe with and in Africa began in approximately 1441 with the Portuguese discovery of African people and at first was a business of kidnapping and simply 'taking' of individuals to sell into slavery. However, as the African kings realized the profits that they could make selling Africans into slavery, the slave trade business grew however, in approximately 1550 when a demand for slaves began on the American continent the slave trade business exploded and whereas slaves had previously been acquired and sold into the 'Old World' or that of Europe which historically...

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This work has noted that the involvement of Africans in the slave trade business was great indeed evidenced by the forts and castles that were used to house those captured to be sold into slavery by the African kings and rulers.
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Petre-Grenouilleau, Oliver. From slave trade to empire: Europe and the colonization of Black Africa, 1780s-1880s. Routledge, 2004.

Sesay, Amudu. Africa and Europe: from partition to interdependence or dependence? Routledge, 1986.

Emmer, P.C. The Dutch slave trade, 1500-1850. Berghahn Books, 2006.

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Bailey, Ann Caroline. African voices of the Atlantic slave trade: beyond the silence and the shame. Beacon Press, 2005

Petre-Grenouilleau, Oliver. From slave trade to empire: Europe and the colonization of Black Africa, 1780s-1880s. Routledge, 2004.

Sesay, Amudu. Africa and Europe: from partition to interdependence or dependence? Routledge, 1986.

Emmer, P.C. The Dutch slave trade, 1500-1850. Berghahn Books, 2006.
A Historical Look at the Slave Trade on the African Continent. Afrique Magazine. 10 Sept 2006. Online available at: http://www.clickafrique.com/Magazine/ST010/CP0000000013.aspx


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