Social Effects

Social Effects - Social Effects Loss of African lives...

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Social Effects Loss of African lives Insecurity Fear Erosion and undermining of moral and civic practices in culture and community Growth of polygamy Increased role of females in agriculture Wrenching from their homeland of millions of Africans Need to explore the experiences of ordinary Africans and not just focus on decision making and consumption patterns of rulers Demographic Impact Numbers debate o How many? One of the biggest if not the biggest debate o Lowest estimates “redeemer” school – 2 million o Highest estimate – nation of Islam – 1990s – 600 million o Lots of different numbers inbetween o Accepted figure – 12-15 million Bottom line – we will never have exact figures Many illegal voyages not part of public record Ongoing research on the volume of the slave trade Numbers important for understanding o Numbers of Africans from various regions o Where Africans came from? e.g. Southern Nigeria – 4 million captives, Western Angola – 3 million captives
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUMN 007 taught by Professor Blyden during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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