October 3, 2016
What is slavery?
The submission of the dominate group
What is chattel?
An item of tangible movable or immovable property except (other than) real estate.
15 century, and accelerating in the 17 century
The Triangular Trade (European slave trade)
Europe- Africa- Americas (then back to Europe)
Triangular trade went on for hundreds of years. Slavery was last abolished in Brazil (Portuguese colony),
Millions of Africans had to go through the Middle Passage (crossing of Atlantic)
About 1/3 of Africans died during Middle Passage (20 million)
o Between 15 and 35
o Largest number of Africans Brazil (38%)
o The area… largest number of Africans Caribbean (about 55%)
o The United State 6%
Principle European Countries
West and Central African ethnicities