Seven Phases of the Slave Trade

Timeline created by Kendrickrp
  • Travel from European Country to Africa

    The travel from European Country to Africa. Europeans traded goods in exchange for provision. Including African Slaves.
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    Travel from European Country to Africa

    Trading goods in exchange for provisions people.
  • Initial Capture

    Africans attacking other Africans for profit. These attackes were inspired by Europeans demand for forced labor. In return for newly capture slaves the African captors got guns and goods.
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    Initial Capture

    African-on-African violence, prompted by European demaded for forced labor
  • Hold Prisons

    Captured slaves were held in holding prisons. The holding prisons were not to far from the dock. Holding prisons were used to hold captured Africans until Europeans came to collect.
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    Holding Prisions

    Accumulation of captives uses by holding African Afro- European supervisors
  • Loading

    After Europeans came to collect captured Africans were put on ships. The Ships were huge enough to carrry over 200 people. All ships had very bad conditions.
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    Small group (2-8 people per day) loaded on ships which travel down the African coast to acummalte prisoers, provisions.
  • Atlantic Passage

    After the Euroans leave the dock with the Africans the worst begins. The slaves must survive the bad condition of the ship. As diseases, and starvation lurk.
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    Alantic Passage

    Slaves on big ships with bad conditions on their way to America. This took the will survive and resist.
  • Initial Landing and Enslavement

    At this phase the Europeans "broke" the slaves. In attemps to scare the Africans and make them feel infererior the Europeans brutally abused the Africans. Europeans also used this time to sell the slaves.
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    InitialLanding and Enslavement

    "Breaking" process ; resistance (exchanging country marksincluding military tactics
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    Relocation to other West Atlantic sites

    Orientational to labor or redestribution to other colonies ( by European country and colony)
  • Relocation to other West Atlantic sites

    At these sites slaves were forced to do agricultural and domestic labors. Agricultural labors included farming and harvesting. Domestic labors included cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the family.