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African Diaspora

  • By: Linda Bowles-Adarkwa
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

The term African Diaspora is generally understood to refer to the forced migration of African peoples to the Americas, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America in the modern period from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The Atlantic slave trade, also known as the transatlantic slave trade, was a major conduit for the forced transportation of peoples from the African continent. An estimated 12–15 million Africans were captured and transported by slave traders across the Atlantic Ocean regularly over a period of about 400 years. The majority were taken to the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States to work as slaves on agricultural plantations. African men were the majority of those captured and sold in the transatlantic slave trade. Ratio by gender is estimated ...

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