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What was the impact of slavery on Africa and how did the Africans resist?
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 port/slave-trade-entry/http://discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/routes/bristol-to-africa/bristol-trading- port/slave-trade-entry/ (Sept. 14, 2010).
Trade and Triangular Trade Slavery within Africa Triangular Trade Ibid,. Wikipedia, last date modified June 12, slave_trade.png#filehistory
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 s%20and%20Trading%20Posts%20in%20Africa (Sept. 26, 2010). s%20and%20Trading%20Posts%20in%20Africa Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast
Log Book Log book from the ship Black Prince showing slaves bought Port Cities Bristol: Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery , from-log-book-of-black-prince/from-log-book-of-black-prince/ (Sept. 14, 2010).
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)
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
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).
Conditions Plan of the ship Brookes, from Thomas Clarkson, History of the Slave Trade Port Cities Bristol,
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 (Sept. 29, 2010).http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces
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
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
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
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