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What impact did the slave trade have on africa?

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In both cases, we find the same fallacious interpretation of Genesis, according to which the Blacks of Africa, as the alleged descendants of Ham, are cursed and condemned to slavery. The Europeans did not have an easy time establishing the trade in “ebony”. At first, they simply raided the coast and carried people off. read more

However, the Atlantic trade had the most significant demographic effect on parts of western and central Africa; the population there in 1850 might have been one-half of what it would have been without the trade. read more

The slave trade had many effects on Africa. Most of them were, of course, negative, though we can argue that the slave trade was beneficial for some African states in the short term. One negative about the slave trade was that it tended to increase the amount of war that occurred in West Africa. read more

Prior to the transatlantic slave trade, slavery was an endemic part of most African cultures. People commonly sold themselves into slavery to pay off debt or support their families, or they were forcibly enslaved for crimes or in war. read more

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