The Atlantic Slave Trade Essay by Master Researcher

The Atlantic Slave Trade
This paper studies the demographic difficulties of researching the Atlantic Slave Trade.
# 90472 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (African) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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The paper explores the historical uncertainty and explains that despite this, researchers and historians have grasped upon incomplete and historically narrow bits of evidence to support claims of the demographic effect (or lack thereof) of the Atlantic slave trade. This essay examines some of the difficulties associated with the demographic study of the Atlantic slave trade.

From the Paper:

"Despite being centuries old, much controversy still surrounds the study of the Atlantic slave trade. The trade occurred between the mid 15th century and the late 19th century (Manning 835). During this period, large numbers of Africans were imported to other parts of the world, particularly the Americas, where they served as a slave labor force in the plantation economies of the region. While study of this period seems to be a straightforward proposition, in reality there are difficulties. From a demographic perspective, it is entirely unclear exactly how many Africans were taken as slaves as part of the trade. It is also uncertain how many slaves made it to their destination alive."

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