Transatlantic Slave Trade

Here’s Professor Michael Gomez of New York University on the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The video’s description reads, “Michael Gomez talked about the transatlantic slave trade from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century, including the countries involved and the methods used in the procurement of slaves, such as raiding and kidnapping. He also spoke about the history of Africans who dealt in the slave trade to pay debts and punish neighboring factions.”

His presentation skills could use a little bit of work, but he does have a lot of really good information to impart to us. He gets better as he gets into the lecture, and he’s even better when he’s answering and away from the formal presentation. He was probably nervous due to C-SPAN’s presence.


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