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Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

A review of the triangular trade with reference to maps and statistics. By Alistair Boddy-Evans The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interests in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much more readily available commodity — slaves. By the seventeenth century the …

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Role of Islam in African Slavery

Slavery has been rife throughout all of ancient history. Most, if not all, ancient civilizations practiced this institution and it is described (and defended) in early writings of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians. It was also practiced by early societies in central America and Africa. (See Bernard Lewis’s work Race …

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Slavery in Africa and Slavery by Africans

Although slavery has been practiced for almost the whole of recorded history, the vast numbers involved in the African slave trade has left a legacy which can not be ignored. Slavery in Africa Whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan African societies before the arrival of Europeans is a hotly contested point …

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