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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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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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