08 - Depopulation has effects well into 20 th century By 1850 only half of the expected population lived in West Africa Africa had a smaller

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Means of Becoming a West African Slave (Servant in West Africa as Well as for the Atlantic Trade) Wars Self-sale Punishment for Crimes Raids Kidnapping Tribute or Taxes Means of Becoming a British Indentured Servant in the British Colonies Self-sale Punishment for Crimes (1717, British passed law allowed a convicted criminal to go to the colonies as an indentured servant instead of getting hanged) Kidnapping Wars The Economics of the Slave Trade “Fishers of Men” Cost of production v Cost of Capture Relative value of laborers, measured in goods produced, West Africa v the Americas The Fur Trade and the Slave Trade Destinations of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1451 – 1870 Slave trade becomes illegal in 1808 in the States, but slave trade continues British outlawed slave trade in 1821 Three Passages From the Interior of West and West Central Africa to the Cost Middle Passage New England Effects of the Trade on West Africa, 1750 – 1900 Heavily fragmented, politicized, militarized society by 1750
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Unformatted text preview: Depopulation has effects well into 20 th century By 1850, only half of the expected population lived in West Africa Africa had a smaller proportion of world population in 1900 than 1700 West Africa remained relatively poor Cultivated areas returned to bush, with attendant diseases Effects of droughts became more prolonged and severe A changing emphasis in agriculture to transportable foodstuffs Creolization and Staple Crops The process by which two cultures exchange specific features and processes and interact with the environment to form a new culture Slavery on the North American mainland structures creolization to a great extent Social and Economic Factors that Helped Structure the Cultural Process of Creolization Staple Crops Sugar Tobacco Other Crops (Rice, Indigo, Spices, Coffee, etc.) Demographic Factors Death rates Disease Work regimes Birth rates Gender rates...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor C.daniels during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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