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How did the West African slave traders obtain the slaves they sold to European?

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they captured them in war
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How did slave traders obtain slaves?

West Africans from the central and western parts of the continent  were sold by other West Africans to the western european slave  traders, or the Europeans would capture th

How did European and colonial slave traders get their African slaves?

Most were obtained by buying them from African chiefs. The policy of enslaving defeated enemies was common, and some tribes used them in trade. The demand for slaves led to th
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How were the slaves sold to colonists usually obtained by west African slave traders?

Although it is not generally known, slavery was and had been  ubiquitous in Africa for centuries. The slaves sold to  cross-Atlantic slave traders (although the numbers were