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Atlantic Slave Trade When most people talk about or think about slavery they look at how it effected the US The Atlantic Slave Trade had a huge effect on the US but there are no words or expressions that can describe the effects it had on Africa and its familys It is estimated that between 1450 and 1900 there were 11698000 slaves exported from Africa Atlantic Slave trade pg170 To understand the effects this had on Africa you must consider the families that lost relatives the stores that lost business and even the friends that lost friendships None of the misfortunes can be brought back or replaced The many lives that were taken can never be brought back to life This not only effected the African culture when it happened but also it effects todays societies in Africa The overall net effect of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa could never be estimated unless you are inside one of the relatives of a slave These slaves died for no other apparent reason than the color of their skin The effects that the slave trade had on Africa were not all negative Depending on what point of view your looking from there were also some positives of the Atlantic Slave Trade In William Bossmans account he states that as soon as the king arrives he will be satisfied with an amount of one-hundred pounds in Guinea value Atlantic Slave Trade pg181 So the kings and most of all the slave traders benefited from the slave trade One benefit from the Slave Trade would definitely be spiritually The great misfortunes had to strengthen the inner souls of the people and relatives that were left behind A lot of these people had nothing left but themselves so they had no choice but to deal with it and get stronger mentally and spiritually One other benefit from the Slave trade would be that the African Culture was spread
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