The Atlantic Slave Trade
The transatlantic slave trade resulted in a vast and as yet still unknown loss of life for African captives both in and outside America. Approximately 1.2 – 2.4 million Africans died during their transport to the New World. More died soon upon their arrival.
The savage nature of the trade led to the destruction of individuals and cultures. Learning about slavery is essential to understanding American history and to keep these horrors from repeating itself.