The Transatlantic Slave Trade
The Forced Migration of Africans to America (1607-1830)
Spotlight on Immigration and Migration
Not all people who came to America from foreign countries did so seeking a better life. Some came to this country as slaves. The transatlantic slave trade brought Africans to America in chains for over two hundred years. Readers learn important facts about the transatlantic slave trade, which is an essential topic in social studies curricula. Historical images and primary sources help give readers a sense of what happened to slaves on the journey to America as well as what happened once they were put to work in this country.