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Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.

Tagged under: TED-Ed,TED,Slavery,Atlantic Ocean,Atlantic slave trade,History slavery,Captives,Prisoners,Slaves,Tribes,Africa,African kingdoms,Triangle trade,Plantation,Racism,Colonialism,American slavery,slavery,TEDEducation,TED Ed

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1. How many Africans were brought against their will to the western hemisphere? (00:00:32)

2. What crops were grown in the Americas that were labor-intensive and helped lead to the slave trade? (00:01:07)

3. Tribalism in Africa led to intense competition and warfare amongst tribes. Prisoners were sold into slavery in exchanged for manufactured goods, weapons, and rum. Which one of these goods was most valuable to tribes that looked to expand their power and i (00:01:07)

4. Once Africans boarded the slave ships for the journey to the Americas, what percentage did not survive the six to eight week voyage? (00:02:47)

5. Most slave ship captains were paid for each slave they started the journey with, regardless of whether they survived the journey to the Americas or not. For this reason, most captains were "_____ packers," cramming as many people on board as possible If a (00:03:08)

6. Explain how slaves saw suicide or death as a good alternative to continuing on their forced trans-Atlantic journey. (00:03:31)

7. When the Atlantic Slave trade was outlawed in 1807, what started happening to tribal kingdoms that gained power and influence during the trade's existence? (00:04:31)

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