The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Kahn, Andrew and Bouie, Jamellehttp://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/06/animated_interactive_of_the_history_of_the_atlantic_slave_trade.html
Date Written: 25/06/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20449
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747 -- less than 4 percent of the total -- came to North America.