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By Richard Hofstadter

Demonstrates how the colonies constructed into the 1st kingdom created below the affects of nationalism, glossy capitalism and Protestantism.

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African rulers tried, without success, to limit this terrible human theft. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. When enslaved people from the interior arrived at a coastal slavetrading station, they were often held in large enclosures, known as barracoons, to await the arrival of European slave ships. Men were kept chained; women and children were held separately. The House of Slaves on Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal, West Africa, has become a much-visited memorial to the victims of the slave trade.

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He becam e slave trade. 60 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. “A 15 days out to sea a heavy squall struck the ship. The poor slaves below, altogether unprepared for such an occurrence, were mostly thrown to the side, where they lay heaped on the top of each other; their fetters rendered many of them helpless, and before they could be arranged FTER BEING ABOUT in their proper places, and relieved from their pressure on each other, it was found that 15 of them were smothered or crushed to death.

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