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The Effects Of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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In the 15th century the migration of Africans to North America grew exponentially. The trans-Atlantic slave trade occurred as early as 1502, when the first African slaves were introduced and lasted roughly around the late 1900’s. About 6 million slaves were sent eastward from West Africa between 1500 and 1900, an estimated 10 million were sent to the Americas. The transatlantic slave trade decreased Africa’s total population and now the African race will be thought as by many as an inferior race. During this mass amount of migration the effects on West Africa economically, politically, and socially were almost unimaginable. During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Africa was effected economically with the slave trade in full affect. West
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