Essay on African Slave Trade

The middle passage

This was without a doubt the most horrific experience of my life. We were taken from the shed with chains around our wrists and ankles they had already started to rub. Then we started to walk everyone was walking, the whitemen were shouting, shouting words none of us understood. There were cries coming from the […]

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Olaudah Equianoexample

“Olaudah Equiano, the African “Gentleman” Olaudah Equiano was a slave in the middle to late 18th Century, albeit an educated one. His claim to fame was the biography he himself wrote entitled “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” and published by subscription in the year 1789 just eight years before his death. […]

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The Atlantic world

The Atlantic world, including America, Europe and Africa went through some changes and some continuities when they came in contact with among Europe from 1492-1750. Spanish and Portugal explorers brought new diseases the natives were not immune to when they arrived in the Americas resulting in serious population loss. The use of slaves was also […]

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