Establishment of Sugar Plantations on Islands… By 1500 the Portuguese had transported approximately 81,000 slaves to these various markets. Canary Islands Madeira Islands Cape Verde Sugar Plantations on the Islands needed workers… The era of European slave trading was about to begin... Explores first wanted gold from Africa…..
15 Million of Africa’s strongest & healthiest men and women robbed from the continent! Wealth of labor taken from Africa to the Americas. Slave trade destroyed the incentive to develop cash crops and a agrarian revolution occurring in other parts of the world. Lack of industrial revolution & other sources of wealth- created lack of economic development in Africa. Lack of development of infrastructure; electricity, water systems… Slave Wars/tribal wars weakened governments. Africa's ability to defend itself was seriously compromised.
Abolitionist Movement Begin! 1750- Abolition Movement- Church of England 1807- End of “Slave Trade” 1808- illegal for British Ship to be involved in slave trade 1833- Britain Abolished Slavery 1863- U.S. Abolished Slavery 1888- Brazil Abolished Slavery
IDEAS OF LIBERTY- FRENCH REVOLUTION SLAVE REBELLIONS
CHURCH OF ENGLAND- SERMONS AGAINST SLAVERY MONEY & INDUSTRIALIZATION
1850- EXPLORES HAD MAPPED MOST OF AFRICA DAVID LIVINGSTONE
For Europeans, these treaties meant that Africans had signed away their sovereignties (rights); but for Africans, the treaties were merely diplomatic and commercial friendship treaties.
After discovering that they had in effect been defrauded by the European powers African rulers organized militarily to resist the seizure of their lands and the imposition of colonial domination.