Negative Effects Of Slave Trade

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EFFECTS OF SLAVE TRADE ON CHRISTIAN MISSION, A CASE STUDY OF YORUBA LAND/BADAGRY
INTRODUCTION
The history of introducing Christianity into West African coast is tied to other developments which affect the West African people either negatively or positively. The same people who came with the gospel came in with other things including slave trade, which have effects on the West Africans especially the Yoruba tribe.
While differentiating between slavery and slave trade, Janneh opines that the term slavery and Slave Trade are often confused with each other though there are differences between them. Slavery had been in existence before the slave trade introduced by the European. To a European, a slave was regarded as the personal property of his
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It started as a result of the exploration of the Portuguese in the 15th century and its effects is monumental. History has it that this singular activities affected the African countries and the countries that came to ravage the African countries: Americas and Britain. Scholars have established the fact that slave trade brought about many devastating effects on Africa ranging from death of millions of people to economical and social breakdown. On the contrary, this same slave trade led to the economic development of America and Britain. Transatlantic slave trade was in operation from 14th century though 19th centuries.
In this paper, the writer will do an overview of slavery and its form in Africa with a particular focus on West Africa. The history of slave trade which was believed to have been made popular by the transatlantic slave trade will also be looked into after which slave trade and Christian mission will be put together and the effects of slave trade on Christian missions shall be highlighted.
The slave masters did lot of things to the slaves that are so painful, some slave’s fingers, lips and tongues were cut. Some of them were killed and other buried alive. Many nefarious and pestiferous crimes were committed against
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Some slaves have more wives than their masters. It gives protection to the slaves and everything necessary for their subsistence- food and clothing. In West Africa, there are various forms of slavery which includes
Domestic service: Many slave relationships in West Africa revolved around domestic slavery, whereby slaves would work primarily in the house of the master but retain some freedoms. Domestic slaves could be considered part of the master 's household and would not be sold to others without extreme cause. The slaves could own the profits from their labor (whether in land or in products), and could marry and pass the land on to their children in many

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