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Old 08-09-2013, 01:35 AM
 
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What's your opinion of what's being said here as far as African participation in the Trans Atlantic slave trade?



Dr. John Henrik Clarke & Dr. Leonard Jeffries - The African Slave Trade Pt.2of4 - YouTube
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Yeah that force was money.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:49 AM
 
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Forced to as in they wanted to. Slavery has been around forever and almost all nations have been involved in one form or another.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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YES - Africans, of one tribe, hated Africans of other tribes, so selling them into slavery was a thing that would happen, especially when money was involved.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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And africans of one tribe still hate africans of another tribe today.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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People from one U.S. state hate people from other U.S. states.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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What historical info can someone go to that would clarify exactly why Africans participated in the slave trade?

Are there any European writings from the slave trading era that would support or cause you to question Dr.Clarke's and Leonard Jeffries' views of African involvement?
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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People from one U.S. state hate people from other U.S. states.
Sometimes. But we don't cut their hands off with machetes.
Unless they are wide receivers for Tennessee.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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Africans were totally and utterly complicit. I mean, it's not as if the slave trade suddenly sprang up the day Vasco de Gama rounded the coastline of Mauritania.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Yeah that force was money.



Money probably meant nothing to coastal peoples in West Africa. Congo and Angola because money down't do much good unless you have stuff to buy. The most treasured good that European slavers could provide is firearms and later whem industry come into being in Britain it was cheap trade goods (pieces of bronze or soft iron that could be made into tools) and texiles were popular.
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