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The "Middle Passage": The Enforced Migration of Africans across the Atlantic

@inproceedings{Lovejoy2007TheP,
  title={The "Middle Passage": The Enforced Migration of Africans across the Atlantic},
  author={Paul E. Lovejoy},
  year={2007}
}
  • Paul E. Lovejoy
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The enforced migration of Africans to the Americas in conditions of slavery lasted from the middle of the sixteenth century until the 1860s and constituted the largest movement of people across the Atlantic until the middle of the nineteenth century. Referred to as the notorious “Middle Passage” because of the terrible conditions on board slave ships, this migration involved at least 12 million people and was a major factor in the economic and demographic development of the colonies in the… CONTINUE READING

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