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Unformatted text preview: slave trade? Slave trade a good thing? Arguments during slave trade era? o Trade removed excess people o Delivered new goods to local elite o Benefitted enslaved exposed to European civilization Modern Scholars o Slave trade as stimulus to population growth and development of political organizations o Fage slave trade and growth in centralized African states Not really Attempts to explain social and material destruction caused by forced exportation of millions of Africans as disservice to millions who died and were transported Citing participation of some Africans does not minimize the role of all who participated African and European Need to understand consequences not for small number (European or African) who benefitted, but for the majority who suffered...
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