African Slave Trade
By: Tyanna Carey
Start of slavery Trade
Slavery has been around since ancient times. It can be traced back from 1760 BC. When Christopher Columbus ventured into North America he had many Native Americans as slaves, but the Europeans killed them all off so they ran out. The Europeans went to Africa next, stealing them for slaves. Thus began the Triangle Trade.
The Europeans found this as an opportunity to make money. The Europeans would bring guns and other goods and trade it to African tribes in order for those tribes to capture neighboring or enemy tribes. The Europeans would take the Africans who were captured and pack them on to a boat, giving them almost 4 by 4 square feet of room. Due to the lack of sanitation many became sick, and then were thrown over board, to prevent getting anyone else sick. North America, South America, and Cuba all bought slaves, and that money went to the Europeans.