Chapter 13 Medieval Africa

Kennedy Westphal

The European Slave Trade

  • Sailors unloaded the cargo 235 enslaved Africans
  • Many Africans had farming skills and the ability to make tools
  • Harvesting sugarcane was hard work for slaves.
  • Some merchants who had hoped to sell gold brought from Africa now sold humans instead.
  • they also used enslaved people to grow tobacco,rice,and cotton

Music and Dance


  • Music played a part in almost all aspects of African life.
  • In many African songs a singer calls out a line then other singers repeat it back.
  • African believed that dance allowed the spirits to express themselves.
  • Enslaved Africans sometimes relied on music to remind them of there home land.
  • African music developed such as ragtime,jazz,rock and roll,and more recently rap.