Thursday, August 1, 2019

Africa and African continent Essay

Slavery is and it involves conditions of controlling people against their expectations or lives; this can especially be done with violence, compulsion and force. Slavery is practiced so as to obtain cheap labor from people that have been illegally against their will. Slave trade was experienced in almost all African countries the most common form of slave trade was trans-Atlantic slave trade. ( E. W. Duggan (2003). â€Å"Generating systems requirements with facilitated group techniques. † Human-Computer Interaction 18, 373–394. ) Slave trade was the trading of the illegally obtained labor for exchange with cheap goods and services from the western countries, the slaves used to do too much work with very little pay or exchange for goodies from the people who took them as slaves. Slave trade had both negative and positive effects on the traders, the slaves and the African continent as a whole. The impacts were felt in the economical, social and psychological welfare of the African societies. (Thornton, John K. â€Å"Sexual Demography: The Impact of the Slave Trade on Family Structure. † In Slave Trades, 1500-1800. Ed. Patrick Manning. Variorum, 1997: 133-143. ) Impacts of slavery on the African people were; it took away healthy and strong young people who were working in the industries, this slowed down industrialization in Africa; slave trade brought about African racism with the Atlantic world which still affects Africans up to date because Africans were looked down upon as dirty workers; it led to a polygamous society as most of the slaves who were taken were men leaving behind women and children; slavery brought about hatred with different African communities because some rulers wanted to trade their people while others did not want; slave trade brought civilization to the African people as they were able to obtain material that they were not manufacturing locally and at very cheap price. ( J. Mustajoki, R. P. Hamalainen and M. Marttunen (2002). â€Å"Participatory multi-criteria decision analysis with Web-Hipre: a case of lake regulation policy. † Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology. ) Impacts on the continent of Africa were; due to slave trade Africa was able to be exposed to the outside world; it led to slow growth of population in Africa as most of the slaves were relocated another continent most people were taken as slaves and some died on their way during their shipment; Africa was able to develop economically as there was development in infrastructure, growth of urban centers it also improved living standards in the Africa because the traders and African rulers received a lot of exchange I return for the slaves they sold; it also brought about region a class of very wealthy and highly Europeanized traders who took their children to get better education. ( Thornton, John K. â€Å"Sexual Demography: The Impact of the Slave Trade on Family Structure. † In Slave Trades, 1500-1800. Ed. Patrick Manning. Variorum, 1997: 133-143. ) To conclude slavery and slave trade had impacts in the African people and the African continent. There were either negative and positive impacts on the slave trade depending on your argument one can talk about the positive or the negative impacts. Some people view the slavery and slave trade as the best thing that ever happened in Africa and Europe and some view it as the worst. Because the impacts are still being felt up to date in both Africa and the rest of the world, things like racism are still affecting blacks all over the world because they were taken as slaves though too many efforts have been used to make sure that there is no racism its still affecting Africans allover the world positively it brought a great deal of urbanization in Africa which brought about industrialization, urbanization and all that Africans would have not done that by themselves. If we look at a country like South Africa that attained its independence recently there are great things that the slave trade which led to colonization did in South Africa that any other country in Africa. Reference: 1. Thornton, John K. â€Å"Sexual Demography: The Impact of the Slave Trade on Family Structure. † In Slave Trades, 1500-1800. Ed. Patrick Manning. Variorum, 1997: 133-143. 2. J. Mustajoki, R. P. Hamalainen and M. Marttunen (2002). â€Å"Participatory multi-criteria decision analysis with Web-Hipre: a case of lake regulation policy. † Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology. 3. E. W. Duggan (2003). â€Å"Generating systems requirements with facilitated group techniques. † Human-Computer Interaction 18, 373–394.

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