African Slave Trade and the Slavery

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Sub-subject: The African Slave Trade and the Slavery. Syllabus:

The Transatlantic African Slave Trade (men, women, and children): a crime against the humanity.

1- Introduction to the African Slave Trade.

  1. The role of the UNESCO. The project: the Route of the Slave
  2. Introduction to the African Slave Trade in the Arab-Muslim World
  3. Trade in the Indian Ocean
  4. The Slavery as “institution.”

2- The Transatlantic African Slave Trade and the Slavery.

  1. Routes of the slave
  2. Why the African slaves?
  3. The Transatlantic African Slave Trade and its impact on African, European, and American socio-economic development

3- Similarities and Differences between the African Slave Trade.

  1. History of the Slavery in Africa
  2. Moral dimensions of the African Slave Trade
  3. Transatlantic African Slave Trade
  4. African Slave Trade from the 16th to the 18th centuries (General History of Africa - UNESCO)

4- Uprisings of the slaves.

5- Abolition of slavery

  1. The role of Quakers, William Wilberforce
  2. Case of the abolition in Santo Domingo
  3. Haitian Revolution
  4. Prohibitions of the slave trade
  5. Abolitionists decrees
  6. End of the Slavery
  7. From the abolition of slavery to the Colonisation
  8. Abolition by countries.
  9. Abolition of the slave trade (UNESCO)
  10. Diaspora Division of the African Union
  11. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (United Nations)

6- Post-slavery societies in America (African Diaspora).

  1. African Diaspora in America
  2. Creation of their identity. Marcus Garvey. Aimé Césaire
  3. Contributions to society: music (jazz), language, sciences, and religion
  4. Racist theories
  5. Socio-psychological consequences

7. Slavery in a globalised World.

  1. Conventions prohibiting the Slavery
  2. Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery
  3. Slavery today
  4. New forms of slavery

8- Some personages and institutions regarding abolitionism

  1. Quakers
  2. Henry David Thoreau
  3. William Wilberforce
  4. Toussaint Louverture
  5. Harriet Tubman
  6. Frederick Douglass
  7. Victor Schoelcher
Sub-subject “African Slave Trade and the Slavery” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Africa, Muslim Markets, and America
  2. Masters (e-learning): Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Muslims Countries

Languages of study: English or French Traite Negriere Portuguese Tráfico negreiro Spanish Trata Negros

Sample of the sub-subject: African Slave Trade and the Slavery
Transatlantic African Slave Trade

We Trust in Africa

African Civilisation.

Sub-Subject Description (Transatlantic African Slave Trade).

Between 1500 and 1900:

  1. Near four million of African slaves were transported to plantations in the Indian Ocean Islands
  2. Near eight millions were exported to the countries of the Mediterranean region

Figures (UNESCO) on the number of deportees (VIII - XIX century): 24 million Africans.

  1. Estimation of the African population (half of the nineteenth century): 100 million Africans
  2. What the African population might have been (half of the nineteenth century): 200 million Africans
Abolition of slavery

African Slave Trade:

  1. African Historical Trafficking: (estimation tens of millions of Africans)
  2. Muslim Trade (7th - 20th centuries, 8 - 12 millions of Africans):
    1. Transaharian Trade: Destination to the Maghreb, Egypt, and the region of the Mediterranean (eight million)
    2. Oriental Trade: Destination
      1. The Arabian Peninsula
      2. The Islands of the Indian Ocean (four million)
  3. Transatlantic African Slave Trade:
    1. Organised by the Europeans: Spain - Castile (the founders), the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Denmark. The United States and Brazil.
    2. Centuries: 16th - 19th (400 years)
    3. Destination: throughout the Americas and the Caribbean
    4. 12 millions of Africans

The descendants of Africans of the Diaspora they have largely contributed to the European, American, and Asian development


African slave routes

African Diaspora

Harriet Tubman Abolitionist

William Wilberforce Abolitionist

Frederick Douglass Diaspora

Toussaint Louverture Diaspora

More information (UNESCO):

  1. Routes of the slave
  2. General History of Africa

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