Why did Europeans bring West Africans to the Americas?
Asked in History of Africa, Slavery
Why did africans enslave other africans?
African kings enslaved other Africans for money and weapons. Eventually the west coast of Africa would eventually run out of available slaves and kings would move inland and bring more slaves to the Europeans. Answer African kings enslaved other africans for money andweapons. Eventually the west coast of Africa would eventually run out of avalible slaves and kings would move inland and bring more slaves to the Europeans. Does this make Europeans less reprehensible for the enslavment of Africans? That's for you to decide
What major role did West Africans play in the European settlement of the Americas?
Asked in Slavery
Why did the europeans in the west indies used africans rather then native Americans as slaves?
Because when the Europeans enslaved the Native Americans to cultivate sugar the Native Americans started to die the the Europeans turned to Africa to get Africans to Cultivate sugar because the Africans were less prone to diseases since they were already exposed to diseases in Africa, The Africans were very Agricultural.
Asked in Slavery
Why did Europeans bring African slaves to the Americas?
Asked in Slavery, West Indies, West Bengal
Did slavery have a greater impact on the West Indies or on West Africa?
Study shows that there was an impact on both the West Indies and on West Africa. The impact on West Africa for the most part was just negative, while the West Indies received alot of positive impacts due to the factor : Slavery. West Africa suffered a population decrease, while due to slavery the West Indies' population was increasing. Since the Europeans were trading with the Africans, the Africans were getting guns and other weapons which caused them to lower their values because they were killing up their own people in tribal wars, while the Europeans were trading the African for slaves that they used as laborers on their plantations to make themselves wealthier. In conclusion, I have found out that slavery has had an impact on both West Africa and the West Indies. However, the impact in the Americas or West Indies was positive, while the impact was negative for the Africans of West Africa.
Asked in Relationships, Native American History
How would you compare the relationship Europeans formed with West Africans to the ones with native Americans?
What major role did west africans play in European settlement of the Americas?
Asked in African-American History, Africa
Do the West Africans consider themselves Africans?
Asked in Slavery
What groups of people did the Europeans force to work as slaves in the New World?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
How did europeans import slaves to the Americas?
On ships, mostly from West Africa. The slaves were procured by all the local African chiefs. Slavery (although this is an uncomfortable truth for many of today's Africans) was rampant in Africa itself, and some 20-30% of all Africans at the time were traded and held as slaves by other Africans. Of course this is no excuse at all for the Europeans' slave trading activities, but the happy partnerships with the local chiefs allowed them to simply place the order and sit back and wait for delivery. Until the mid-eighteenth century, the English, Dutch and French were the major slave traders to the Americas. After around 1750, the English had pushed out all competition and became the main transporters, only allowing the Americans to take part of the trade.