The Effects of the Slave Trade on Africa
Loss of Population <ul><ul><li>It is estimated that 50 millions Africans were lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong, fit,...
Society was Disrupted <ul><ul><li>Tribal wars were frequent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laws were changed, making crimes pu...
Cities were Destroyed <ul><ul><li>Population in the cities decreased as people fled the cities to avoid being captured </l...
Contact with the Outside World Ended <ul><ul><li>Trade decreased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traders no longer brought with...
Africans Came to be Looked Upon As Inferior <ul><ul><li>Africa seen as a source of cheap labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Overall Impact <ul><li>Slavery destroyed Africa’s civilizations and is a major factor in the underdevelopment of the conti...
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The Effects Of The Slave Trade On Africa

  1. 1. The Effects of the Slave Trade on Africa
  2. 2. Loss of Population <ul><ul><li>It is estimated that 50 millions Africans were lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong, fit, young individuals were mostly desired </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Society was Disrupted <ul><ul><li>Tribal wars were frequent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laws were changed, making crimes punishable by slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People felt insecure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little development and modernization took place </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Cities were Destroyed <ul><ul><li>Population in the cities decreased as people fled the cities to avoid being captured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was dangerous to live in large groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Without cities, civilization suffers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Contact with the Outside World Ended <ul><ul><li>Trade decreased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traders no longer brought with them new ideas and news of the happenings in the outside world </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Africans Came to be Looked Upon As Inferior <ul><ul><li>Africa seen as a source of cheap labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blacks were thought of as being less intelligent </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Overall Impact <ul><li>Slavery destroyed Africa’s civilizations and is a major factor in the underdevelopment of the continent today. No society can afford losing its youth for four hundred years without paying an enormous price. </li></ul>

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