How did slaves travel from africa to america

Slave trade


“Of the 11 million enslaved Africans who arrived in the Americas, about half came down in Brazil, meaning that Brazil and the South Atlantic are the center of the transatlantic slave traffic, which came particularly from the Congo River delta and what is now the city of Luanda (Angola),” he said.

It is a database of the transatlantic slave trade as the culmination of several decades of independent study and collaborative research by scholars who have sourced information from libraries and archives throughout the Atlantic world, said Alex Borucki.

The other revolutionary part of this project, he stressed, is that researchers from any corner of the globe can contribute information, making it a living database.

On the same site, there is also the Intra-American database, which contains information on domestic trafficking or trafficking within Latin America, where 11,400 slave voyages were recorded.

Name given to slaves brought from Africa.

The wealth generated by slave labor contributed to the economic boom in Europe and encouraged many countries to participate. From the second half of the 18th century, the English controlled the slave trade.

It was a safe business because of the growing demand for slaves in America and the abysmal difference between the buying and selling price. Many sectors of society benefited in different proportions: merchants, ship captains, sailors, landowners, middle class people, the Crowns and the Royal Treasury.

Another form of resistance was the use of the law. Through the slave trustee, they demanded rights and sometimes freedom. Abolition was a slow and uneven process that began in 1838 and ended in 1888.

The documentary Slavery and the Cultural Legacy of Africa in the Caribbean shows the enslavement of millions of Africans and their transfer to the Americas, and the stigmatization that they and their descendants have experienced for centuries.

Superficial physical differences, such as skin color, rather than genetic differences, contributed to strengthen ideas about the differences between populations that justified slavery, exclusion and racism.

Life aboard a slave ship

The Atlantic slave trade began after the first relations between continents that brought the Old World (Europe and Africa) and the New World (America) into contact. For centuries, currents had made travel across the oceans particularly difficult and risky for the ships available at the time, which had prevented contact between these continents.[2] In the 15th century, however, new European technological developments allowed the construction of ships better prepared to face the high seas and these currents, making travel across the Atlantic Ocean possible. In doing so, European merchantmen came into contact with societies on the west coast of Africa and in the Americas with whom they had never before come into contact.[3] Slavery was practiced in some parts of the Americas.

Slavery was practiced in parts of Africa,[4] Europe,[4] Asia[4] and the Americas before the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade. There is evidence of slavery carried out by some African states, who exported slaves in turn to other African, European and Asian states prior to the European colonization of the Americas.[5] The slave trade in the Americas was not a slave trade in Africa,[6] and the Americas before the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade.

African slave trade

It is currently composed of 20 members appointed by the Director General who not only belong to different disciplines (such as history, anthropology, archaeology, sociology and law), but also represent the different regions of the world (Africa, America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Indian Ocean, the Arab world and Asia.

Obtain recommendations to implement the study of the history, presence and contribution of Africans and African descendants in Central America in the curricular contents of the respective Ministries of Education.

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