What Are 5 Things You Can Learn From The Atlantic Slave Trade From This Map?

What are 5 facts about the Atlantic slave trade?

5 facts you (probably) didn’t know about the slave trade
  • The Atlantic slave trade started a lot earlier than you think. …
  • It wasn’t initially a transatlantic trade. …
  • The USA was not a significant destination for slave ships. …
  • The ‘triangular trade’ wasn’t always triangular.

What are some impacts of the Atlantic slave trade?

The slave trade had devastating effects in Africa. Economic incentives for warlords and tribes to engage in the slave trade promoted an atmosphere of lawlessness and violence. Depopulation and a continuing fear of captivity made economic and agricultural development almost impossible throughout much of western Africa.

What is unique about the Atlantic slave trade?

In many ways the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade was unique. With the exception of the Iberian peninsula Europe did not trade in slaves nor did the Europeans enslave one another. The slave trade and slavery under dominance of the Europeans was exclusively directed towards the colonial world.

Why was the Atlantic trade important?

In the colonial era the Atlantic Ocean served as a highway between Europe Africa and the Americas tying together a network of people raw materials finished goods merchants and sailors that brought wealth to colonial empires.

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