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c. 1526 - 1867
Transatlantic slave trade, Euro-American slave trade
Over the period of the Atlantic Slave Trade, some 12.5 million slaves were shipped from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas, where they were put to work in mines and plantations, from the 16th to the 19th century.
The Atlantic slave trade developed after contacts were established between the "Old World" and the "New World". The first slave voyage direct from Africa to the Americas probably sailed in 1526. More than eight out of ten Africans forced into the slave trade crossed the Atlantic between 1700 and 1850.
Middle Passage was the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. The voyage known for it's brutality and overcrowded unsanitary conditions. Between 15 and 25 percent of the enslaved Africans died aboard slave ships.
In 1808, After two decades since the American Revolution, Congress made the importation of enslaved people illegal. Great Britain outlawed slavery throughout its empire in 1833. Brazil outlawed the trade of enslaved people in 1850.
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