population growth began relatively early, thus reducing the dependence of the region on coerced migrants. The transatlantic slave trade is unique within the universal history of slavery for three main reasons: its duration - approximately four centuries those vicitimized: black African men, women and children the intellectual legitimization attempted on its behalf - the development of an anti-black ideology and its. Millions died in the process. Africa, sub-Saharan Africa lost over twelve and a half million people to the trans-Atlantic slave trade alone between 15Perhaps as many again were carried off to slave markets across the Sahara and the Indian Ocean. To refer to the Africans who were enslaved only as 'slaves' strips them of their identity. About one in eight died on board the slave vessel and many others died prior to departure and after arrival. This traffic dominated the West African to Caribbean section of the slave trade. Here, first Jamaica, then. An intra-American trade in slaves originating in the Caribbean - supplied additional slaves, however. Enslaved Africans: our truth, follow four Africans as they are taken and sold into slavery in our interactive feature.
The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th.
The transatlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between 12 - 15 million people from Africa to the Western Hemisphere from the middle of the 15th century to the end of the 19th century.
The transatlantic slave trade was the biggest deportation in history and a determining factor in the world economy of the 18th century.
Caribbean ports also sent out more slaving expeditions to Africa than did the North American mainland ports. The third step connected America to Europe. Books about the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy are available from the online bookshop. The main product was sugar, followed by cotton, coffee, tobacco and rice. The slave traders brought back mostly agricultural products, produced by the slaves. According to French historian Jean-Michel Deveau the slave trade and consequently slavery, which lasted from the 16th to the 19th century, constitute one of "the greatest tragedies in the history of humanity in terms of scale and duration".
Voyage completed as intended; Shipwrecked or destroyed, before slaves embarked; Shipwrecked or destroyed, after embarkation of slaves or during slaving. Over the period of the Atlantic Slave Trade, from approximately 1526 to 1867, some.5 million slaves had been shipped from Africa, and.7 million had arrived in the Americas.