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by Farida Dawkins, at 05:02 pm, June 08, 2018, History

6 African countries where people were stolen and shipped like animals to Europe

Images of slaves during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade...National Endowment for the Humanities

The enslavement of individuals is an injustice that has been documented as being in existence as early as c. 1860 BC.  There are many slave trades that have affected civilizations throughout history such as the Arab, East African and Trans-Atlantic slave trades.  Slavery is still prominent in modern times in the form of human trafficking, caste systems and forced labor.

West Africa was most affected by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade which occurred from the 16th through the 19th centuries.

Europeans in search of free labor and Africans in search of a profit enslaved and sold Africans to work in the Americas and the Caribbean. Cooperation within colonizers and African slave traders, violence and coercion were the tools used to accomplish the aforementioned.

Now, where exactly were slaves transported from? Here are top 6 African countries where people were stolen and shipped into bondage.

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