Stearns Chapter Twenty

Directions:  Read Chapter Twenty: Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade:  in your textbook and answer ALL of the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

1.      How did the arrival of Portugal and other Europeans affect West Africa?

2.      Why did the slave trade arise and how did it affect Africa?

3.      How many Africans were enslaved and where did they go?

4.      What demographic patterns do historians see in the Slave Trade?


5.      How was the slave trade  organized and who controlled the trade?

6.      How did African slavery differ from American slavery?

7.      How did the slave trade influence African politics and the rise of states?

8.      What developments occurred in East Africa?

9.      What popular movements collided in South Africa and with what results?

10.  How did African cultures, religions and institutions change outside Africa?