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West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade

Walter Rodney

West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade

by Walter Rodney

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Published by East African Publishing House in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Walter Rodney.
SeriesHistorical Association of Tanzania -- No.2
The Physical Object
Pagination27p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21129323M

The Slave Coast is a historical name formerly used for that part of coastal West Africa along the Bight of Benin that is located between the Volta River and the Lagos Lagoon. The name is derived from the region's history as a major source of Africans that were taken into slavery during the Atlantic slave trade from the early 16th century to the late 19th century.   Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani has written a sensitive essay, published in the Wall Street Journal, on the African role in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Saharan slave trade. She observes that .

  West African Slave Trade The West African Slave Trade was a global event that focused on West Africa. It was the sale and ownership of another human being that was put into slavery. It was a “forced Migration” that lasted years. It was an event that for , people into slavery for a lifetime. The Atlantic slave trade was the process by which European powers bought slaves in the West African nations in exchange for small goods, and moved these slaves to their colonies in America. Thus, Africans who were subjected to slavery had to cross the Atlantic Ocean and there they would be forced to work in conditions of extreme violence.

  A Fistful of Shells by Toby Green review – the west African slave trade The kingdoms of west Africa had diplomatic links and equal trade with Europe. Then the . The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa. K likes. The book maps the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade.


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West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade by Walter Rodney Download PDF EPUB FB2

About West Africa During the Atlantic Slave Trade. West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade surveys archaeological data from Senegal to the Cameroon.

It focuses on the past years, a period that witnessed dramatic transformations in African political and social systems, as well as the consequences of European expansion, the advent of the Atlantic slave trade. Book Description This book traces the origins of Africans forced into the Atlantic from West Central Africa during the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade.

Richly adorned with tables, figures, and vivid quotations, it will appeal to scholars of Africa and the African Diaspora, graduate students, and by: 3.

From back cover: "West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade by Walter Rodney, was originally printed by Africa Research Group. The Africa Research group was a movement research and education project that focused on analyzing the U.S. imperialist penetration of Africa. West Africa During the Atlantic Slave Trade.: Christopher R.

DeCorse. A&C Black, Jan 1, - History - pages. 1 Review. This volume surveys archaeological data from West Africa 3/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rodney, Walter. West Africa and the Atlantic slave-trade. Nairobi, Published for the Historical Association of Tanzania by the East African Pub.

Book description. The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, – traces the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade. Drawing on archival sources from Angola, Brazil, England, and Portugal, Daniel B. Domingues da Silva explores not only the origins of the slaves forced into the trade but also Cited by: 3.

This edited collection, written by eleven leading specialists, examines the nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa: the ending of the Atlantic slave trade and the development of alternative forms of 'legitimate' trade, mainly in vegetable products.

3 Some merchants and states "remained consistently indifferent or hostile to the Atlantic slave trade" and "reacted with great ferocity to Africans or Europeans who attempted to enslave them"; Winston McGowan, "African Resistance to the Atlantic Slave Trade in West Africa," Slavery andAbolition, iI, No.

I (i), 8. They were, however, in a. Historians estimate that between 15 and 25 percent of the African slaves bound for the Americas died aboard slave ships.

The autobiographical account of the West African Olaudah Equiano, published inis particularly well known for its graphic descriptions of the suffering endured on the transatlantic voyages. it came to dominate the Atlantic slave trade. From until England abolished the slave trade init was the leading carrier of enslaved Africans.

By the time the slave trade ended, the English had transported nearly million Africans to their colonies in the West Indies. African slaves were also brought to what is now the United States.

Fighting the Slave Trade is the first book to explore in a systematic manner the strategies Africans used to protect and defend themselves and their communities from the onslaught of the Atlantic slave trade and how they assaulted it.

The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa,traces the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade.

Drawing on archival sources from Angola, Brazil, England, and Portugal, Daniel B. Domingues da Silva explores not only the origins of the slaves forced into the trade but also the commodities for. Clarendon Press, - History- pages 0Reviews This book studies the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on the "Slave Coast" of West Africa, an area covering modern south-eastern Ghana, Togo.

The Atlantic slave trade, transatlantic slave trade, or Euro-American slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th vast majority of those who were enslaved and.

The first shipment of slaves from West Africa to the Americas, across the Atlantic Ocean, was in the early s. European, Arab and African merchants were now selling humans as well as gold, ivory and spices.

Slave Trade Routes - Image source. But responsibility for the slave trade is not simple. Toby Green has written the first full and the best-documented account of the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

His book shows which African peoples suffered most and why, as well as the effect this had on societies both in Africa and in the colonies of the New World/5(4). Thomas Clarkson's The abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, 2 vols. (London, ), remains the best introduction to the abolition movement.

Charles Verlinden's L'Esclavage dans l'Europe médiévale opened my eyes to the persistence of the institution of slavery during the ages of faith. The nature of slavery in West Africa before Europeans. The nature and extent of slavery in Africa before the Atlantic Slave Trade is difficult to determine due to a lack of reliable statistical data.

Many historians suggest that slavery as practiced in different areas in Africa was not the same as "chattel slavery". This book studies the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on the "Slave Coast" of West Africa, an area covering modern south-eastern Ghana, Togo, Benin, and south-western Nigeria.4/5(9).

According to The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Africa, Karo Kant states that, “10 to 12 million Africans were forced into slavery and sent to European colonies in North and South America from to ” (pg).

Many more were captured but. And sparked by the publication of Philip D. Curtain’s The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census, specialists increasingly sought to quantify the precise number of Africans lost to their native continent, as well as the exact number of enslaved Africans who arrived alive in the Americas (p.

2).In his book The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census, Curtin researched the sources of frequently used estimates of the number of individuals transported across the .2: Trans-Saharan Trade. Origins, organization and effects in the development of West Africa; 3: Islam in West Africa.

Introduction, spread and effects; 4: European Contact with West Africa; 5: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade; 6: Christian Missionary Activities in West Africa; 7: Scramble for and Partition of West Africa; 8: Colonial Rule in West Africa.