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Slave Trade Questions and Answers (Q&A)

H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
It was because poor English settlers naturally wanted a better lifestyle once they had worked their necessary 7 years and moved on, that the new landowners thought they had better find a way of...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
I'm sorry to say that it was the European countries that we normally regard as particularly fair, civilised and ethical that produced the greedy and cruel traders, or at least traders who allowed...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
Eventually, philosophers back in Britain, intellectuals who had time to study ethics as well as abolitionists in the northern US began to turn public opinion against slavery in the 19th century....Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Africans were on hand, used to the climate and easy to exploit. The traders saw that much money could be made from roundig them up and selling them as cheap labour to landowners who needed...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
This is a complicated question, or rather its answer is complicated. If we look at all the peoples who have suffered enslavement, then being saved from slavery goes right back to the 16th...Read More

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N. Kingsley, Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
Near the beginning of the 17th century in Virginia, the English settlers were experiencing terrible hardship and near starvation. They couldn't manage in the face of attack from native Indians,...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
It's difficult to point to one individual who was the first to oppose slavery. Those who claim such a thing may just be those who are in a position to record it, or have others record it. No...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
The African slave trade lasted nearly 400 years. It's unbelievable, isn't it? It took that long for serious thinkers to realise that the practice was inhumane. Mind you, rebellions from the...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
As it's still going on, with people enslaved until the perpetrators are found out, I can't answer that question. If you mean the last country to cave in and make a law to abolish slavery (even if...Read More

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Danny R. Glover, Editor
Answered: Sep 14, 2018
Many people came to hate the act of slave trading especially the people of Northern states of America, this led to a civil war between people of the Northern and Southern states of America. The...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
To be clear, once enslaved, the persons belonged to the slave owner not to any part of Africa. If you mean where did slaves come from, then this was predominantly West Africa, but not exclusively...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
Back in 1472 the Portugese made the first slave trade agreement for the gold and ivory market. By 1641 the African labour had enabled Virginia to become wealthy, thanks to the growing of tobacco...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
The United Nations chose August 23rd to celebrate an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It is to remind people of the millions of lives that were stolen...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Economically, Africa suffered because able-bodied males were most prized as slaves. Without them, there were very significantly fewer to work on the homeland. Sadly, powerful African traders who...Read More

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Malcolm Carneal, Digital Nomad
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Mauritania is the worst culprit by far showing that, amazingly, over 97% of its population is in forced labour, but there are others in the Indian sub-continent . In South Asia, bonded labor, sex...Read More

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