Consider the problem of resistance to slavery. We are familiar with examples
from New World societies, but less familiar with how Africans on the continent
sought to defend themselves a
Old World Connections
An African Diaspora in the Lands
Diaspora- (1)The body of Jews living in
countries outside of modern Israel. (2) any
group migration or flight from a country or
region, dispersion. (3) any group th
Geography and the Slave Trade in
West Africas Savanna in the Dry
Effects of the Tsetse Fly
Contrast and Diversity
Africans live in tribes, dont they?
From David and Charles Livingst
Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Dr. H. Jones, PhD
Class Meeting: Tu, Th 11-12:15, TLF 1101
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Geography of Africa and the Slave Trade Outline
The Big Picture
Thinking about Africa in time and place
Why do we use the word tribe to refer to African people?
Where does slavery fit in Africas lo
Honor and Slavery
First, a slave is chattel or the moveable
property of another man or woman, and thus
subject to sale and other forms of transfer.
Second, that the slaves will is subject to the
Slavery in Africa
Slavery in Africa
How do we know what slavery is in Africa?
Was it the same as chattel slavery?
Were institutions of slavery in Africa benign or
Did the Atlantic slave trade change the
institution of slavery i
African Kingdoms and the
Atlantic Slave Trade
The Problem of African Participation
Why did Africans sell
Were Africans forced to
sell slaves or did they
do so voluntarily?
What were the political
History 416 Hilary Jones
After taking various history courses most people have a very thorough
understanding of the concept of slavery and how it play a role in countries outside
the continent of
Week Two Notes
1/29 and 1/31
Africa is bigger than China, Europe, and the United States combined. It is
three times the size of the United States.
Some areas of Africa are fertile and easy to
Week Three Discussion Forum
The Quran and the Hadith are two of the most important pieces of Arabic
literature to consider when you are trying to figure out the thought process of
Muslims with regards to slavery in