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The Slave Trades out of Africa

Chapter in book
Authors Klas Rönnbäck
Published in Ewout Frankema, Ellen Hillbom, Felix Meier zu Selhausen (eds), The History of African Development
Publisher African Economic History Network
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Economy and Society, Economic History
Department of Economy and Society
Language en
Keywords Africa, consequences, Indian Ocean, long-term development, slave trade, Transatlantic
Subject categories History, Economic History


This chapter describes the external slave trades out of Africa. It discusses how the slave trades developed over time, and factors that contributed to the growth of the slave trades out of Africa. It furthermore discusses the consequences that the slave trades had for socio-economic development in Africa. It finally describes the abolition of the slave trades, and what impact this had upon the African continent.

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