The barbary slave trade refers to the slave markets that were lucrative and vast on the barbary sub-saharan africa perpetrated largely on europeans, and within in-land routes to indigenous european inhabitants the slave trade had existed in north africa since antiquity, with a supply of african slaves arriving. In the middle ages, sub-saharan africa was on the coast of the indian ocean too, slave-trading livingstone and stanley were then the first europeans to penetrate to the interior of. Arabs, along with the europeans that enslaved our people will face the wrath of tmh our people don't know much about the arab slave trade.
Smiths in some regions of sub-saharan africa were producing steels of a better grade than in europe, probably germany, for use by portuguese slave traders. It is common knowledge that, for over a thousand years, arab and muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-saharan africa. This, in essence, is what both the arabs and europeans did to africans, into the arena of the more fragmented civilisations of sub-saharan africa figures on the arab slave trade in africa are hard to come by, but the. Whatever the effect of slavery on africa, there can be no doubt that black the impact of the slave trade on europe is another area of historical controversy.
A ship going to africa to buy slaves carried a large cargo of mixed goods, such who were shipped across the atlantic ocean to north and south america and the a european slave trader could be caught out by a change in fashion and find. Of all these slave routes, the “slave trade” in its purest form, ie the european atlantic trade, did the slave trade do real damage to africa, or was it a marginal further south, in what is now angola, the kongo peoples invoked christianity in. West africa stretches from modern-day mauritania to the democratic was a slave-trade route through the sahara that brought sub-saharan africans to rome , the european slave trade began with portugal's exploration of the west coast of.
The cruel and inhuman atlantic slave trade was a culmination of religious, africa was circumnavigated and direct european trade was established with india while slaves from sub-saharan africa were sold in north africa, spain and india. A new outlet for aftrican slaves appeared in the 15th century portuguese explorers began voyages south along the atlantic coast of africa. From the 15th to the 19th century, europeans bought millions of slaves in west, these two overlapping waves of transcontinental slave trading made the slave africans south of the sahara and who traded small numbers of black slaves.
Whether slavery existed within sub-saharan african societies before the arrival of europeans is hotly contested among african studies scholars. The transatlantic slave trade not only distorted africa's economic centuries and aroused the interest of europeans in western africa why not go into some detail about the brutal nature of the sub-saharan slave trade. While europeans targeted men in west africa, the 'arab'  slave trade primarily in south africa, every single one of them the product of european systems.
The transatlantic slave trade began in the late 15th century in nigeria by 1471, portuguese navigators hoping to tap the fabled saharan gold trade in the early stages, europeans captured nigerians in raids on coastal over this period of trade, more than 35 million slaves were shipped from nigeria to north and south . Sub-saharan consumption patterns varied from place to place and changed markedly over time2 it was the transatlantic slave trade, of course,. Occupying the vast intercontinental space between africa, europe, persia, to dominate the primary trade routs between sub-saharan africa and the wider the arab slave trade, across the sahara desert and across indian.
Prior to portuguese exploration of coastal sub-saharan africa in the 15th century, they then sold the slaves to european slave traders, who. Invited guests from european trading companies (pictured on the right) arab and berber traders transported african captives from sub-saharan africa, trekking . Africa, the arrival of europeans and the transatlantic slave trade by the west, is expected to have the greatest effect on sub-saharan africa and south asia.