How Did Slavery Affect West Africa

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As seen on the map on page 194, the most volume of slave trade came from Sub-Saharan Africa. These slaves were to be sent around the world, but mostly in the Americas. xThe slave trade that linked Africa to the Americas and Europe set in motion paths of cultural diffusions that transferred Africans and their cultures across the Atlantic Ocean. Slavery damaged the demographic and political strength of the African societies. West Africa was especially affected because that was where most slaves were taken. Around twelve million Africans were shipped to the Americas as slaves from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. Slavery impacted Sub-Saharan Africa. These people were sent to the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. The majority
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