Transatlantic Slave Trade Essay

Transatlantic Slave Trade

I.                    Thesis Statement:

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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.                  Introduction

a.       16th – 19th century beginning of and duration of Transatlantic slave trade

i.      People of African descent supplied to colonies of the New World

ii.      Shipped from West and Central Africa

iii.      Mainly obtained through coastal trading

1.       Also obtained through European slave traders

iv.      Between 9.4 million and 12 million Africans were shipped to the New World as slaves

1.       Also referred to as “Maafa” which means holocaust in African.

b.      Transatlantic slave trade was one element of a three-part economic cycle

i.      Also Triangular Trade

ii.      And Middle Passage

1.       This three-part economic cycle all included:

a.       Four continents

b.      Four centuries

c.       Millions of people

 

 

III.                Body

a.       How did this happen?

i.      Origins of slavery

ii.      Socioeconomic hierarchy

iii.      Mentality of countries between 16th and 19th centuries

b.      Transatlantic slave trade and relation to Triangular Trade

i.      Comparisons and contrasts between the two

ii.      How did the transatlantic slave trade enable and allow for the triangular trade

IV.                End of transatlantic slavery

a.       What ceased the trades

b.      How did the transatlantic slave trade affect the beginning of the 20th century

i.      Great Depression and African Americans

ii.      Service in military and African Americans

V.                  Life today for African Americans

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

Rawley, James A., and Behrendt, Stephen D - Transatlantic Slave Trade Essay introduction. The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A History, revised edition. Edition 2; 2005.

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