Essay On Advantages And Disadvantages Of Slave Trade

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BJ Kim

Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of Atlantic slave trade?q 10 to 16 million Africans were victims of Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. This is the same amount of people living in Portugal and Ecuador. Many people had their rights deprived by the Atlantic Slave trade and this happened only about 200 years ago. The victims of African slave trade, were maltreated as products in new world (Americas) and most of them were not able to get back to their home. Even though the Atlantic slave trade somewhat had positive parts especially in Europe, it had much more negative outcomes on Africa like violation of human rights of the slaves, and weakened the African nations. (Might be better
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Their human rights were destroyed from the first step of Atlantic Slave trade. According to “Thoughts ad Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery add Commerce of the Human Species,” written by Ottobah, A native of Africa, mentions “I was first kidnapped and betrayed by some of my own complexion” which shows African slaves were not going for their own will and destroyed human rights. Later in 16th century, most of African countries that were enforced to export slaves and kingdoms established special law in order to export more slaves. Law states that if one can’t sell slave, that guy is sold as slaves. Therefore, African people betrayed others, which led huge chaos and huge amount of African were (change to being) sold as slaves, which lead to complete chaos (and that resulted in complete chaos). Their human rights were also being destroying when they were transported to new land from their home land by Middle Passage. Middle Passage is journey of slave ship across the Atlantic which the Africans were in the ship for 8 to 10 weeks to their arrival and Africans were exposed to very poor environment. First of all, African slaves were confined to be with ship’s cargo

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