Seven Phases of the Slave Trade

  • 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.
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    Europens Going to Africa

    They are on their way to capture slaves. On their way over to Africa they would trade people for goods.
  • 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.
  • Holding Prisons [Open air, Dungeons, etc.]

    Europeans accumulated captives. The used this by holding Africans. Also, they held Afro-Europeans and European supervisors.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Atlantic Passage and Enslavement

    People were being enslaved. It was getting hard for the slaves to survive. They were resisting from the Europeans rule.
  • 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.
  • 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.