Western African Slave Trade Essay by Master Researcher

Western African Slave Trade
Discusses the history, organization and the scope of the West African slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries.
# 32908 | 1,150 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2003 in History (African) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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The West African slave trade to the New World-North and South America-is not by any means the first example of slavery. In fact, the use of slaves for domestic and/or agricultural work has been part of every civilization and complex society from the earliest recorded times. However, when it comes to the scope and organization of the slave trade, nothing in recorded history matches what took place between the 16th and 19th centuries along the Western coast of Africa.

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