Discuss the long term impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on social divisions in the Americas.
Uploaded by elishan on May 20, 2012
The long term impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade begins under the slavery act of the North American colonies within the year 1619. Since that time an estimated figure of about 500,000 Africans were enslaved and removed to other western countries in Africa and then over to America by ships, which was then been called the Atlantic Slave Trade. When transporting the slaves they sometimes stop in the Caribbean before going to their destinations in the United States where other colonials lived. This form of the trade has shown direct and indirect effects on today’s African Americans.
The psychological aspect during such slave trade is that the traders sometimes take the slaves from all over the world from different tribes, nations and mix them up together, causing different nations to be together at once. These traders at times does not take into account the descent from which these slaves come from, but to either affixed a name to each slave whether or not they liked it, causing an disruption in the African ancestry family of persons who sometimes try to track their family ancestors and the country of origin which they are associated with and come from. This even disrupts the identification of African Americans disconnection to Africa. Within this the trade of the Atlantic Slave Trade, is that an era of hostility occurred, where slaves have been beaten, raped, murdered, splitting up from families and been humiliated which now cause for today’s world to be in so much disarray of pain and confusion of the African American decent which is most likely understandable to what they have to cope and endure, which makes some of them less likely wanting to research their history.
With all the physical aspect of what has happen in the trade, the economic situation has been drastically affected in the sense of the Atlantic Trade who frequently robbed the African Americans of their finances and showed their skill of unfair behavior. African Americans were brought to American, where they have to start over from scratch having no collateral to survive on, seeing that they have been robbed by the royalty every time they come by. After all the suffering in which slaves had endure, and after all that controversy that they faced and have to deal with, they was then freed from slavery in the year 1865 in America, where the African Americans were then freed to...