Were the slaves that came to America already slaves from other Africans ?
- FLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
Quite probably, if there were warring tribes I would imagine the victors would be only too glad to sell their prisoners on,but of course we won’t talk about that.
Of course it’s all the white mans fault, let’s pretend other blacks weren’t involved.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, they were. They were caught by other African slaves and sold to American slave traders etc.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Captives either of raids or wars. Not slaves.
- John PLv 71 month ago
Most slaves bought by European sea captains were bought from local African kings, rulers, or caboceers (Mr Fixits). They would have been captured up-country and marched down to the coast tied together in long 'coffles'.
Note that slavery within parts of Africa had gone on before the transatlantic trade and carried on after that trade was abolished. There was quite a trade on the east coast of Africa to Arabia and the Middle East, which carried on until the 1870s.Note that most slaves went to South America or the Caribbean, the trade to North America was comparatively minor.
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- CathyLv 51 month ago
No silly. They were free and prosperous.Source(s): Michelle Obama and his husband
- themrmikeLv 61 month ago
most were free living.
whole villages were just rounded up by other Africans because they could be sold.
generally they wanted young men but found by trial and error that by keeping families and relations intact the prisoners were less likely to revolt or try to escape.
- FredLv 71 month ago
The people who were captured in Africa to be sold as slaves were captured by other Africans. The captives were taken to a special holding prison on the coast to be bought by Europeans so they could ship them to America to work on the plantations.
Slavery was not just used in America and it is believed these days about 42 million people still are trapped in slavery held illegally behind high walls so people do not realize they are being held against their will.
- IIIIILv 51 month ago
Yes, by international law that was the European defense. They didnt enslave people, they purchased enslaved people. Slavery was legal under the pretense (in the law of nations) they were taken in a "justified war"
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
it might depend on who they were
- JJLv 71 month ago
Europeans usually bought enslaved people who were captured in endemic warfare between African states. Some Africans had made a business out of capturing Africans from neighboring ethnic groups or war captives and selling them.