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East Africa and Indian Ocean trade network

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Week 19: The Atlantic World IDs


East Africa & Indian Ocean Slave Trade



* The first main route went through the Sahara.

* Trans-Saharan slave trade was the earliest external slave trade.

* From the 10th to the 19th century it is estimated that 6,000 to 7,000 slaves were traded.

* Slave trade in the Indian Ocean started with the control of sea routes by Arab traders in the 9th century.

* They were sold throughout the Middle East and India.

* It wasn't until after the Age of Exploration that African slaves became apart of the Atlantic slave trade.

* It was the largest and had the greatest impact.

* Slavery in America started from the Atlantic slave trade.

Slaves being transported in Africa. The setup of a slave ship.

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