Seven Phases of the Slave Trade By Nicholas Miles Jan 1, 1790 Travel from European Country to Africa Europeans were trading goods. They were trading goods in exchange for provisions. The provisions are from the people in Africa. Period: Jan 1, 1790 to Apr 1, 1790 Europens Going to Africa They are on their way to capture slaves. On their way over to Africa they would trade people for goods. Apr 1, 1790 Initial Capture Africans were using violence against their own kind. Africans were forced to do it by Europeans. They were to capture eachother and give them to Europeans for slaves. Aug 1, 1790 Holding Prisons [Open air, Dungeons, etc.] Europeans accumulated captives. The used this by holding Africans. Also, they held Afro-Europeans and European supervisors. Period: Aug 1, 1790 to Feb 1, 1791 Getting Slaves Europeans are in Africa to capture slaves. They traveled in small groups to capture them. They went to accumulate prisoners, provisions, and trade items. Feb 1, 1791 Loading. Small groups were carried around, most likely 2-8 people per day. They were loaded on ships to travel to Afrca. They were going to capture prisoners, provisions, and trade items. May 1, 1791 Atlantic Passage The Africans had to somehow survive on the ships they were put on. Some had died from either lack of food or diseases. They were resisting to go and didn't want to comply with their rules. Period: May 1, 1791 to May 1, 1794 Atlantic Passage and Enslavement People were being enslaved. It was getting hard for the slaves to survive. They were resisting from the Europeans rule. May 1, 1794 Initial Landing and Enslavement Africans went to a breaking process. It had lead towards their enslavement. There was a resistance in exchanging country marks and military tactics. Jun 1, 1794 Relocation to other West Atlantic sites Slaves were forced to do agricultural and domestic labors. Farming and harvesting was included in agricultural labors. Cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the family was included in domestic labors.