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Changes and Continuities in Demographic Migratory Patterns from 1000-1750 There were many changes and continuities in demographic migratory patterns from 1000-1750 Demography is the study of the movement and population of people This enables us to learn about lives of people in the past Both the Bantu Migration and the Atlantic Slave Trade were means of Immigration which is the moving of persons into new areas The immigration from the Bantu Migration and the later Atlantic Slave Trade occurred for different reasons The Bantu Migration occurred because of choice The Bantu Migration was set in notion by an increase in population caused by a movement into their homelands of people fleeting from the drying Sahara A theory of some scientists is that their migration was made possible due to their iron weapons which enabled them to conquer hunting and gathering societies The Bantus traveled first to central Sudan then to Central Africa and then to the rivers such as the Congo This migration caused the Bantus lives to change Their optional migration changed their lives for the better opening up new trading in crafts a new way of kinship worship a new cultural flourish as well as many other great things Because of the Bantu Migration after thousand years the Bantus had spread out dispersing parts of their culture with them Aspects such as their languages and traditions diffused to the parts of Africa traveled by the Bantus The Atlantic Slave Trade on the other hand was the forced migration of a group of people A slave is a person who is totally subject to her or his owners will Slaves could be bought and sold traded leased or mortgaged like a form of livestock Due to the decline of many of the areas larger political groups such as those of Ghana and Mali and the low population density it was more difficult to resist the Atlantic Slave Trade Most
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