Chapter 4The Slave Trades out of Africa

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Klas Rönnbäck


This chapter describes the external slave trades out of Africa. It discusses how the slave trades developed over time, and factors that contributed to the growth of the slave trades out of Africa. It furthermore discusses the consequences that the slave trades had for socio-economic development in Africa. It finally describes the abolition of the slave trades, and what impact this had upon the African continent.


Rönnbäck, Klas (2020). “The Slave Trades out of Africa”, In Ewout Frankema, Ellen Hillbom, Ushehwedu Kufakurinani and Felix Meier zu Selhausen (eds.), The History of African Development: An Online Textbook for a New Generation of African Students and Teachers. African Economic History Network.