How slaves were obtained during the long-distance trade along the east African coast

How slaves were obtained during the long-distance trade along the east African coast

the reasons for increased demand for slaves along the east African coast during the long Distance trade.




  • Plantation agriculture at the coast depended on slave labour.
  • French sugar plantations in Reunion and Mauritius increased demand for slaves.
  • Demand for slaves to work as domestic servants and soldiers in Arabia.
  • Portuguese plantations in Brazil required labour.

how slaves were obtained during the long-distance trade along the east African coast.

  • Slave raids.
  • Warfare. Captives were sold into slavery.
  • Sale of criminals by chiefs to slave dealers.
  • Kidnapping of children and lone travelers.
  • Young children were enticed with sweets and were then captured as slaves.
  • Debtors who could not pay their liabilities were sold as slaves.

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