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date: 18 August 2019

Slave Trades 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Charles Howard FordCharles Howard FORD

The trading of slaves had its origins when agricultural societies increasingly needed to defend lands and borders; it proliferated as growing empires expanded their own. Transatlantic slave trade, with its infamous Middle Passage, ensnared roughly 11 million people between 1443 and 1870; historians caution that using only slave-ship records to account for such numbers leaves out millions who perished in forced marches to factories on the African coast. ...

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