Slavery And The Slave Trade

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For over 2,000 years, slavery has been conducted in various parts of the world. From year 1500 to year 1900, Europeans stole individuals from West Africa, West Central Africa, and Southeast Africa and shipped them to the different parts of the Atlantic. This process dehumanized them of their identity. Europeans stole husbands, wives, merchants, blacksmiths, farmers, and even children. They removed them from their homelands and gave them new names: slaves. European slaveholders never thought to take ownership of their actions by killing humans with brutality and degradation. Slave trade was considered popular in England and soon after more countries began the process of taking slaves to newly claimed territories. These countries include…show more content…
Of that 12.5 million Africans, 1,061,524 were from Spain, 5,848,266 were from Portugal, 3,529,441 were from Great Britain, 554,336 were from the Netherlands, 305,326 were from the United States, 1,381,404 were from France, and 111,040 were from Denmark. Britain began to slave trade largely through private trading companies in the 1640s. The London-based Royal African Company was extremely important to the use of slavery in 1672. The amount of voyages to Africa made between 1695 and 1807 from each of the main European docks that were involved in the slave trade was Liverpool, London, and Bristol. Liverpool contained 5,300, London contained 3,100, and Bristol contained 2,200. Other European ports were held in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Cadiz, Lisbon, and Nantes containing 450. In the early 1700s, many merchants came from London and Bristol. On the other hand, Liverpool was increasing as well from the 1740s surpassing their opponents. Even though London and Bristol were taking trips back and forth to Africa, Liverpool dominated both of them and continued until abolition in 1807. Liverpool was the most involved ports in slaving during the 18th century. During 1500 to 1900, slavery in the southern part of America was assumed the worst in all of slavery. Slavery in the South was believed to be harsher and wicked than slavery in Latin America. The Catholic Church in South America vowed to give slaves a
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