History Behind Slave Trade

By: Jenna Dofner

When Did Slave Trade Start And End?

1441- European Slave trading in Africa started. Took them to Portugal

1807- Slave Trade Officially ended in the world

How Were The Slaves Captured?

African's were captured by other African's and sold into slavery. Then the European's would give them off to Caribbean, North, and South America, They gave the European's goods for the slaves.

What Percentage Did Each Of The Country's Get?



Caribbean- 40%

About 10% of the captured slaves died

How were they treated

They were often treated like cattle during the crossing. On the slave ships, people were stuffed on to decks with very little room. They had to sit in one another's feces, urine, & blood.