Slave Trade Dbq

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During the 18th century the slave trade prospered. Europeans manipulated Africans from the coast to attack nearby tribes and take captives (slaves). The slaves were exchanged for goods like guns and cloth. They were then shipped across the Atlantic in horrifying conditions. In spite of this the British forbidden the slave trade in 1807. In the 19th century the British became the ruling power beside the River Gambia however the French progressed domestic along the River Senegal. In 1884 to 1885 the European powers separated up Africa. France was established as the colonial power in Senegal. In modern Senegal during the early 20th century Senegal was a wealthy colony exporting ground nuts. But in the 1950s demands for independence arose in
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