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 Form 2 History and Government Online Lessons on Trade

Impact of trans-Atlantic trade on the people of West Africa:
- African traditional industries were skin tanning.
- It led to forced emigration of about 10 million people to the Americas between 1500 and 1888.
- Many slaves died between capture and arrival to their destinations.
- Depopulation occurred in areas where slaves were taken from
- It led to founding of Liberia and Sierra Leone as settlements for slaves who were freed.
- It caused immense suffering to many people.
- It led to rise and growth of states e.g. Asante, Dahomey.

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