6 Atlantic Slave Trade: the buying, transporting, and selling of Africans for work in the Americas
7 Why Africans?Slavery had existed in Africa since the 600s when Muslims enslaved non-MuslimsMost Native Americans were killed by European diseasesMany Africans had immunityAfricans were unfamiliar with the Americas less likely to escape or have allies.
15 Impact AMERICAS Colonies became profitable African culture influenced many societies throughout the Americas.AFRICAMany societies lost entire generations of their healthiest peopleFamilies were torn apart
16 William Wilberforce (1759-1833) "God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of manners [morals].” October 1787Abolition of slave trade in EnglandSlave Trade Act 1807(outlawed all British involvement in the Atlantic Slave Trade)
17 Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) Key player in campaign to end slavery 1789: wrote and published, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano