The Impact Of Slavery On Africa Socially, Economically, And Politically For Over 300 Years.

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2. Slavery impacted Africa socially, economically, and politically for over 300 years. Slavery had a major social impact on Africa, due to the fact that the vast numbers involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade led to a color association. Africa already had an existing slave trade system in place. Women were incredibly degraded and devalued for the reason that numerous of were captured and sold into slavery. Polygamy became the norm because many African societies lacked African males because they were being exported. Labor had become a commodity, physical hard work became a product that can be sold and bought. Communalistic values collapsed for the purpose of no pan-African unity and African’s leaders also lacked knowledge about the slave trade. In western societies Africa was viewed as unprogressive and needed a stronger sense of democracy. Slavery began the rise of modern racism because mindset of western Europeans about the color black. Africans were kidnapped from their native cultures and isolated to become easily controlled. The slave trade also impacted Africa economically. Agriculture was extremely affected, for the reason that there were fewer workers, and villages and land were abandoned. Tsetse flies also impacted African societies because it carries a harmful and lethal disease called trypanosomiasis, it has been catastrophic on African development. Traditional crafts was influenced negatively because African societies were being depopulated for profits, due to
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