The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade

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  • Africans captured people from different tribes to be sold. Slave traders depended on this Africans to capture people for them. The traders paid for the slaves with European guns, bullets, alcohol and  other products.
  • The captured Africans were forced to march long distances to the African coast. They marched with iron around their necks and chains around their hands and legs. Many Africans died during the long march to the coast.
  • When they reached the coast of Africa they were held in prisons. They stayed there until they were forced to board ships that would take them on the long trip to America.
  • The end of Slave Trade
  • The long trip from Africa to America was called the middle passage. Africans were forced to remain in chains in the dark, hot, crowded space below desk.
  • The slave trade took place in the Americas. After the slave ships landed at the west Indies, the Africans were sold into slavery. Other Africans were sold in Spanish and English colonies in North and South America
  • That is how the slave trade started and ended.
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