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1 What was the impact of slavery on Africa and how did the Africans resist?

2  Trading Ship The Southwell Frigate Tradeing on ye Coast of Africa (c. 1760) by Nicholas Pocock. Port Cities Bristol: Bristol’s Entry into the Slave Trade. 2003. port/slave-trade-entry/ port/slave-trade-entry/ (Sept. 14, 2010).

3  Trade and Triangular Trade Slavery within Africa Triangular Trade Ibid,. Wikipedia, last date modified June 12, 2012. slave_trade.png#filehistory

4  Slave Forts Old Slave fort in Modern Day Ghana Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite, Jr. - Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library. The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. European Forts and Trading Posts in Africa. 2010. s%20and%20Trading%20Posts%20in%20Africa (Sept. 26, 2010). s%20and%20Trading%20Posts%20in%20Africa Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast

5  Log Book Log book from the ship Black Prince showing slaves bought Port Cities Bristol: Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery. 2003., from-log-book-of-black-prince/from-log-book-of-black-prince/ (Sept. 14, 2010).

6  Process A View of ye Jason Privateer (c. 1760) by Nicholas Pocock. Ibid., Slaves loaded onto a small boat and rowed out to the ship (note the African merchant)

7  Branding Irons Found in the Wilberforce Museum in Hull, England Handler and Tuite, and%20Auctions:%20African%20Coast%20and%20the%20Americas&theRecord=30&recordCount=73 and%20Auctions:%20African%20Coast%20and%20the%20Americas&theRecord=30&recordCount=73

8  Shackles Leg Irons, Shackles and Chains Handcuffs and Leg Shackles Port Cities Bristol, The Ouidah Museum of History – Themes: The Slave Trade. N.d. (Sept. 15, 2010).

9  Conditions Plan of the ship Brookes, from Thomas Clarkson, History of the Slave Trade Port Cities Bristol,

10  Conditions Sugar Boiling House-Trinidad 1830’s Handler and Tuite, %20and%20Plantation%20Labor&theRecord=10&recordCount=114 %20and%20Plantation%20Labor&theRecord=10&recordCount=114

11   Europeans referred to African areas as Guinea:  Yoruba  Edo  Igbo  Baule  Mende  Asante  Dahomey  Kongo Diverse Peoples West Africans from the Gold Coast, drawn in 1679 Ibid., cord=2&recordCount=75; cord=2&recordCount=75 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. 2008. (Sept. 29, 2010).

12  Amistad Joseph Cinque, from the Amistad Revolt, from A History of the Amistad Captives, 1840 Ibid., um=18&categoryName=Portraits%20and%20Illustrations%20of %20Individuals&theRecord=8&recordCount=75 um=18&categoryName=Portraits%20and%20Illustrations%20of %20Individuals&theRecord=8&recordCount=75

13   Co-operation of African governments with the slave trade  The great diversity of language of the African peoples  made “revolt” difficult  Terrible conditions (especially in the Caribbean) caused the need for more and more slaves  Once slaves started having families it made running away/ resisting more difficult (threat to family or separation) Forces that Facilitated Change

14   To the slave trade:  Slave resistance (no matter the overall result- it still was a force to act against change)  To Africa:  They lost 12 million people from their workforce – effected their productivity Forces that Impeded Change

15   Conquistadors killed all the Native Americans  they went to Africa for slaves  African government officials made a lot of money from the slave trade  there was a support system in place in Africa that allowed it to continue  Rise and Fall of African Kingdoms (due to alliances because of slave trade)  Collapse of the northern Kingdoms and growth of the smaller ones Cause and Consequence

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