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History, Politics & Society
History of Africa
What are African slaves?
May 27, 2010 11:29PM
African slaves are men, women, and children taken from the continent of Africa and sold to people in other countries as slaves. A slave's duties varied from to intensive field work to caring for children.
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The African slaves contributed to what element of jazz?
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From which African countries were the majority of slaves brought?
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Where were African slaves first brought to work?
The first African slaves used by Europeans were used by the Portuguese, on the island of Sao Tome, to grow sugarcane. The Spanish were the first to use African slaves in the Americas (in the Caribbean), and the first English colony to use African slaves was Jamestown, Virginia (which was the first English colony in the New World). However, long before Europeans used African slaves, the Africans had slaves who were African!
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Where all slaves African American?
No. All slaves were not "African American". Actually, NO salves were "African American". The AFRICAN slaves that were brought to America were not Americans, they were Africans. As far as "All Slaves" go, there were slaves from many walks of life, including (but not limited to) the following. American slaves Anglo-Saxon slaves Antigua and Barbuda slaves Barbadian slaves Bermudian slaves Brazilian slaves British slaves Canadian slaves Dutch slaves Egyptian slaves Ethiopian slaves Filipino slaves French slaves Ancient Greek slaves Guyanese slaves Haitian slaves Igbo slaves Jamaican slaves Japanese slaves Malagasy slaves Malian slaves Moroccan slaves Pakistani slaves Portuguese slaves Réunionnais slaves Ancient Roman slaves Saint Kitts and Nevis slaves Scottish slaves South African slaves Spanish slaves Sudanese slaves Swedish slaves Turks and Caicos Islands slaves