The transatlantic slave trade is one of the most important events in the history of the world. Between 1650 and 1860, approximately 10 to 15 million enslaved people were brought from Africa to the Americas. Based on the textbook, reading assignments, and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture, New York Public Library archives provided in the link below, discuss the social, economic, and cultural consequences of slavery for both Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas. In your discussion, please make sure to pay specific attention to the following points:
1. the number of enslaved people brought from West Africa to the United States.
2. the conditions enslaved people experienced during the middle passage (the Atlantic Ocean journey from West Africa to the shores of the American South).
3. the human and economic cost of slavery for Africa and people of African descent.
4. any other relevant information you find in the course your research.
Check this link for relevant information (Schomburg Center for Black Culture):
It is very important to anchor your comments/participation on information from the readings assignments, and not from random thoughts.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||10/15/2015 03:00 pm