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Wednesday's Word: African History; The Slave trade

Wednesday's Word

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

African History; The Slave trade

According to the estimates of Hugh Thomas, a total of 11,128,000 African slaves were delivered live to the New World, most delivered to Portuguese controlled Salvador in the state of Bahia, Brazil, along with many other slaves from Angola. Only 4.5% (500,000) of the total African slaves delivered to the New World were delivered to British North America.

Also from Hugh Thomas, the major sources of the 13 million slaves departing from Africa (see slave ports map, above) were Congo/Angola (3 million), Gold Coast (1.5 million), Slave Coast (2 million), Benin to Calabar (2 million), and Mozambique/Madagascar on the east coast of Africa (1 million).


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