Transatlantic slave trade exists still today in eastern europe and southeast asia 2 kinds of slavery-1. status of slaves is temporary 2. chattel slavery- slave is a piece of property or comoodity, can be sold or bartered for (predominant form of slavery during transatlantic) Ancient Egypt- pyramids built by slave labor Ancient Greece (Athens) had slavery very widespread Ancient Rome TA slave trade continued a process that already existed in Africa practiced predominantly by Muslim Arabs between 7th-9th century Islam spread rapidly 8th century on, Arabs traded slaves in Africa before Europeans, slavery served a purpose in agriculture under African law, no one could own land- power was determined by who had access to labor- who had slaves slaves sold to parts of mediterranean, southwest asia, india, southeast asia and china arab slave trade lasted into the 20th century- deportation of 10 million africans europeans did not start slave trade system of capture, sale, distribution ^put in place about 500 years before the arrival of the europeans
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 1026 taught by Professor Nganson during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.