Slave Trade - Slave Trade Essay The dictionary defines...

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Slave Trade Essay The dictionary defines slavery as a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person. This term is used in its context to define what the African’s were being taken as. The Europeans were all in the quest to find new lands and conquer whatever peoples get in their way. The Europeans took no mercy on the Africans most of the time, capturing Africans whenever possible. The Europeans’ ruthless attitudes granted them entrance to where ever they chose. The establishment of the slave trade was an economic force that could not be reckoned with. It pumped so much money back into the European countries that it was just too good to stop. Even at the cost of the defenseless Africans. Throughout the slave trade, 12 million slaves were transported across the Atlantic Ocean. The European journey into the African continent was the ultimate beginning of the slave trade. Along the African coast, the Europeans constructed 45 slave posts. These posts were built to make the transfer of the slaves easier. Nonetheless, the posts were built for the reason of the internal European conflict. The countries were all beginning to journey into Africa in pursuit of new lands and goods. With all of the movement, the individual countries were looking out for their claims so they built posts. Some would believe that the posts were built to keep out rioting Africans from attacking the confines, but it was the complete opposite. The posts were built in order to keep out the other European countries. The capturing of the slaves was a very terrible sequence of events. When the Portuguese were in Africa, they came upon the kingdom of Kongo. Through heavy
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relations with Nzinga, the king of Kongo, the Portuguese were able to come to an agreement that would help both groups. John Thornton of the University of Zambia wrote in his article Early Kongo-Portuguese Relations: A New Interpretation , “The alliance, first made with king Nzinga a Nkuwu and strengthened and continued with his son Mvemba a Nzinga, involved a partnership in which Portuguese settled in Kongo and provided technological and military assistance to Kongo in exchange for
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