Slavery in Ancient Africa | Slaveryinjustice
ARAB SLAVE TRADE | Arab Slavery in Africa
How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.
As slave trade abolition is celebrated, millions of Africans ..
Advocates of reparations for the descendants of those slaves generally ignore this untidy problem of the significant role that Africans played in the trade, choosing to believe the romanticized version that our ancestors were all kidnapped unawares by evil white men, like Kunta Kinte was in “Roots.” The truth, however, is much more complex: slavery was a business, highly organized and lucrative for European buyers and African sellers alike.
The roots of European racism lie in the slave trade, colonialism ..
Slavery had been practised all over the world for thousands of years, but never before had so many people from one continent been transported to another against their will.
It is hard to be precise, but around 15 million Africans in total were forcibly taken from the continent into slavery.