Considered by many historians as one of the most traumatic episodes of
forced migration in the history of humankind, the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade
had a profound effect on both the Americas and Africa. For this question,
your task is three fold. First, briefly describe the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.
Secondly, construct a narrative regarding slavery in Brazil by analyzing the
primary evidence in the form of newspaper ads presented by Robert Conrad in
terms of labor, gender, and geographic setting (urban vs. rural), as well as how
city slaves were buried. Also, describe the effects of the slave trade on both
the Americas and Africa from a social and cultural perspective. Finally,
examine the contentious relationship between slavery (both as a brutal
institution of oppression and as an economic system), and how our founding
fathers grappled with slavery in the drafting of the Declaration of
Independence and the U.S. Constitution.