Transatlantic Slave Trade Essay

Transatlantic Slave TradeI.                    Thesis Statement:a.       The Transatlantic slave trade, while it occurred centuries ago has affected and impacted the cultural, educational and socioeconomic status of African Americans ever since that time.

II.                  Introductiona.       16th – 19th century beginning of and duration of Transatlantic slave tradei.      People of African descent supplied to colonies of the New Worldii.

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      Shipped from West and Central Africaiii.      Mainly obtained through coastal trading1.       Also obtained through European slave tradersiv.      Between 9.

4 million and 12 million Africans were shipped to the New World as slaves1.       Also referred to as “Maafa” which means holocaust in African.b.      Transatlantic slave trade was one element of a three-part economic cyclei.

      Also Triangular Tradeii.      And Middle Passage1.       This three-part economic cycle all included:a.       Four continentsb.

      Four centuriesc.       Millions of people  III.                Bodya.       How did this happen?i.

      Origins of slaveryii.      Socioeconomic hierarchyiii.      Mentality of countries between 16th and 19th centuriesb.      Transatlantic slave trade and relation to Triangular Tradei.

      Comparisons and contrasts between the twoii.      How did the transatlantic slave trade enable and allow for the triangular tradeIV.                End of transatlantic slaverya.       What ceased the tradesb.

      How did the transatlantic slave trade affect the beginning of the 20th centuryi.      Great Depression and African Americansii.      Service in military and African AmericansV.                  Life today for African Americansa.

       The Transatlantic slave trade, while it occurred centuries ago has affected and impacted the cultural, educational and socioeconomic status of African Americans ever since that time.       BibliographyRawley, James A., and Behrendt, Stephen D. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History, revised edition.

Edition 2; 2005.

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