Essay about Though Hidden from Society, Slavery Still Exists Today

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Introduction
This essay will attempt to describe the modalities and consequences of the abolition of the slave trade in early nineteenth century West Africa. We now live in a world where slavery is considered not to be morale since it was abolished however cases of slavery still exist today but are hidden from the public eye so well that no one even knows the exist. Forcing someone to perform various duties like cleaning without any form of payment against their will is considered to be a form of slavery and anyone found to be having slaves or holding anyone against their will these days is punished and possibly sentenced to jail for a very long period of time. We are in the 21st century and slavery is something that is not accepted by
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Introduction
This essay will attempt to describe the modalities and consequences of the abolition of the slave trade in early nineteenth century West Africa. We now live in a world where slavery is considered not to be morale since it was abolished however cases of slavery still exist today but are hidden from the public eye so well that no one even knows the exist. Forcing someone to perform various duties like cleaning without any form of payment against their will is considered to be a form of slavery and anyone found to be having slaves or holding anyone against their will these days is punished and possibly sentenced to jail for a very long period of time. We are in the 21st century and slavery is something that is not accepted by society.

Slave trade in West Africa
Majority of slave trade in West Africa was triggered by what is known as the transatlantic slave trade. A lot of books and article have been written and published regarding the transatlantic slave trade because it is one of the most defining moments in history and according to Behrendt and Rawley (2005) involved transporting of slaves across the Atlantic Ocean during the 16th all the way to the 19th century. The slaves were sold by West African to Europeans and American who would then transport them by ship to their lands to work in their farms, be servants, cut timber and build buildings. The transatlantic slave trade enabled the Africans to sell items to the Europeans and the American such as clothes and
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