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African Slave Trade GPS: SS7H1: The student will analyze continuity and change in Africa leading to the 21st century. Element A: Explain how the European partitioning across Africa contributed to conflict, civil war, and artificial political boundaries.
Essential Question: What was the impact of the slave trade on Africa and Europe?
Slave Trade Twenty million Africans were transported to the Americas during more than 300 years of the transatlantic trade.
Slave Trade Played an important role in European economic development and its transition to capitalism.
Human Capital Investing in humans. Ex: Education, Training, Service, etc.
Slave Trade On the continent of Africa, the western and central areas were dramatically impacted by a drain of human capital.
Your Turn….Advantages and Disadvantages of the Slave Trade (Individually). African AdvantagesEuropean Advantages African DisadvantagesEuropean Disadvantages
3 Member Group Work Directions: Read three narratives 1 - From a Christian African King 2 - By a French Slave Trader 3 - An African who was enslaved and sent to America when he was only 11 years old.
African AdvantagesEuropean Advantages *slavery provided profit for a few collaborators, which did nothing for Africa’s overall development. *In times of famine, some Africans avoided starvation by selling themselves into slavery. *Slavery was a profitable trade. *Slavery was a bountiful source of cheap labor to help run plantations. *Slavery helped build a capital base which fueled the Industrial Revolution.
African Disadvantages Slavery tore apart communities and families.
African Disadvantages Slavery depopulated the labor base.