Dan Carlin is back with another Hardcore History episode, this time visiting the historical contexts of The Atlantic Slave Trade.
The Atlantic Slave Trade was a complex issue that has had a vast impact on the world. Spanning centuries of human bondage and violence, the Transatlantic Slave Trade was a major form of global economic, political and social exchange. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, millions of Africans were forcibly taken from their homes and transported to the Americas, where they were sold into servitude as slaves. This horrific system of oppression and exploitation had a lasting and devastating impact on the African continent and its people.
The transatlantic slave trade was made possible by the European powers’ domination of the African continent. European nations, driven by the desire for wealth and resources, seized control of African ports, trading posts, and other strategic locations. This enabled them to exercise control over the trade of Africans and the movement of goods and commodities between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
The economic and political power of the European empires allowed them to exploit the labor of African slaves in their New World colonies. This led to the development of large-scale plantations where slaves were used to produce cash crops such as cotton, sugar, and tobacco. The system of slavery was brutal, with slaves subjected to inhumane conditions, cruel punishments, and the constant threat of sale and separation from their families.
The legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade continues to reverberate through the world today. The trade had a massive impact on Africa, where it resulted in the displacement of millions of people and the loss of African culture and language. The economic and political effects of the slave trade were also felt in the Americas, where the institution of slavery was abolished only after centuries of struggle and bloodshed. It is a dark legacy of slavery which has had a long-lasting imprint on the societies of both Europe and the Americas.
- Publish Date:6 march, 2022
- Duration:339.12 minutes
- Size:246.3 mb
- From:Dan Carlin's Hardcore History