Africa’s History Before the. Transatlantic Slavery
Africa’s History Many Europeans believed that African history was not important. They believed that Africans were inferior to Europeans and used them to justify slavery. However, the reality was very different. Studies of African history show that Africa was not inferior to Europe in any way. As you can see below the people who suffered the most loss of the transatlantic slave trade were civilized, organized and technologically advanced people who were long before the arrival of European slaves, Trying to make sure they are backward people.
Egypt was the first of the African civilizations. It has been going on for thousands of years and achieved many wonderful and incredible things in the fields of science, math, medicine, technology and the arts. By the time Rome was built Egyptian civilization was already over 2000 years old
Africa’s History In the West of Africa Africa s History Before the Transatlantic Slavery
In the West of Africa, the state of Ghana was a vast empire that stretched over Western Europe. And thirteenth cent, it traded in gold, salt and copper. It was like a medieval European empire with a group of powerful local rulers controlled by a king or emperor
Ghana was highly developed, and prosperous It is said that the ruler of Ghana had two million men
Africa’s History The empires of Benin
The empires of Benin and Ife were led by the Yoruba people and split between the 11th and 12th centuries. The IFE civilization dates back to 500BC and its people made items from bronze, brass, copper, wood and ivory. Benn’s study shows that he specialized in ivory painters, pottery, rope and copper production. Africa s History Before the Transatlantic Slavery
From the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries,
From the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, the kingdom of Mali extended to most of western and northeastern Africa. In its largest part the state was 2000 km wide and there was a well organized trading system gold dust and agricultural. produce were exported, to the north Mali reached its peak in the fourteenth century Cowrie shells were used as currency and traded in gold salt and copper
Between 1450-1550, the Golden Kingdom became very powerful and prosperous.
Africa s History Between 1450-1550, the Golden Kingdom became very powerful and prosperous. It had a systematic system of government, a developed currency, and imported textiles from Europe. Timbuktu has become one of the mos important places in the world. Libraries and universities were built and became an important, destination for poets scholars and artists, in Africa and other parts of the Middle East
Africa s History Slavery forms existed in European countries even before European slavery came some count in the African continent had their own systems of slavery People were enslaved for a crime,payment of debt or prisoner of war Howe African slave was different from what was to come
In some states, temporary slavery was the punishment for some crimes.
In some cases, slaves can work to buy their freedom.
Children of slavery did not automatically become slaves.