Africa on the Early Colonial Period (Atlantic Slave trade(triangular trade…
Africa on the Early Colonial Period
Prospered because of the trans-saharan trade
Eventually conquered by the Mali empire though.
Eventually came back and regained its independence under Sunni ali
Agrresively conquered territory on both sides of the NIger Riverf
Surpassed the Mali Empire in land
Cause of death unknown but power was passed down to his nephew Askia Muhammad
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Continued to expand the empire to the size of Alaska
Built mosques and schools to strengthen faith
:Its people were the main ethnic group in the city of Gao on The Niger River
THe Portugese: Ruler Prince Henry the naviagator
FInanced expeditions among the coast of Africa
Set up trading posts along the Coast of Africa
Which gave coastal ctities an advantage in battle
Cities grew wealth due to victories in battle and started to sell slaves to Eurpeans
Dahomey, grew by raiding villages for slaves to sell.
Aslo traded with Eurpean conquistadores
Interested in navigational technologies
Portuges explorer Vasco de gama invaded swahili city states
Portuges took over trade in Kilwa, Mombasa and etc.
Threw the region into a devasting decline
Atlantic Slave trade(triangular trade
Africans werent always targeted
Indigenous people were targeted first but due to a number of factors easily escaped,and werent made for it.
Thus choosing choosing Africans as slaves.
Indenture captives werent ideal workers
Enslaved Africans were shipped to the Americas
African Rulers allowed this for profit and trade
Enslaved Africans were kept in baracoons aka Slave castles
Slaves were then transported into a tight boat on went on the middle passage
Middle passage because its the middle part of the captvies joruney
Slaves worked on plantations all day
During African Diaspora cultures were not all lost
African and Eurpean languages have been mixed to create creole
Mostly African men were taken for work and few women which prompted a rise in polygny;the marriage of more than one wife.
Modern philosphers pushed for human rights and equality
Eventually slavery was abolished in Europe
And then lately after slavery was also abolished in other continets.
American tobacco and other cash crops went to europe
Transport of European manufactured good such as firearms
Consisted of three legs, Africa Europe and the Americas.
Indian Ocean Slave Trade
Much more peaceful
Slaves were usuallly worked as sailors soldiers housewokers and less hard jobs than in the Atlantic trade