The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

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  • Опубликовано: 22 дек 2014
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    Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.
    Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.

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  • The Joker
    The Joker Час назад

    Just don’t bring them to Europe

  • gabriel judah
    gabriel judah 18 часов назад

    Wrong blacks really came from EUROPE ruclip.com/video/y6pfTykKh0Q/видео.html

  • Kyla Aolani
    Kyla Aolani 19 часов назад

    This is one of the most honest unbiased explanation I’ve ever heard. I am impressed

  • Steve Jovan
    Steve Jovan 22 часа назад

    That is utter nonsense! Cite it! You can’t as no one pays France anything as a former colony!

    • arronnov
      arronnov 3 часа назад

      Did you Haiti was paying France for over 200 years since they won their independence in 1804 money for their own independence. These types of things aren't taught or let alone know.

    • arronnov
      arronnov 3 часа назад

      +Steve Jovan I understand the topic clearly. A former French president says the words he says about the dependency of France on so-called former colonies from Africa. However, you can't except the words of that man who was the president of that nations. GTFOH!.

    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan 19 часов назад

      arronnov
      I’ll get you started since you clearly don’t understand the topic!
      France doesn't take $500 billion from its former colonies in Africa. It holds 50% of their cash reserves on their behalf (not 65%, let alone 85%), i.e. about $20 billion. For France, it's a pretty small sum.
      The reserves aren't converted into French francs. They stay in CFA francs.
      Since the French franc does not exist, even as an accounting unit, it can not devalue. The CFA franc exchange rate is fixed to the euro.
      The arrangement is voluntary. Every CFA franc member is free to withdraw from it (& withdraw their money), as Rupert Baines says, & some have done so. So none are forced to hand over money to France.
      The total sum on deposit in France is less than 5% of what the article claims is handed over each year. This may be due to confusion between CFA francs & dollars, i.e. the figure for annual deposits in CFA francs being taken to be dollars.
      Translation these countries rely upon the stability of French currency by choice!! Econ 101! Third world economies use first world currency in order to maintain stability and to use as a means of trade given that few nations see African currency and reliable or stable!

    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan 19 часов назад

      arronnov
      Cite it! Stop claiming it’s true and cite it!
      Author
      Publication
      Methodology
      Peer Review
      Start anytime!
      Hint France has not been a world power in a century!

    • arronnov
      arronnov 19 часов назад

      Your comment is a bold face lie. Former colonies of France do pay colony taxes. Part of their economies go towards the repayment of France for colonialism and the up keep of France. The former French president Jacques Chirac said:Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third [world] power”

  • Cosimo Kramarawicz
    Cosimo Kramarawicz 23 часа назад

    White America owes people of color, the reparations, long overdue !

  • aa aa
    aa aa День назад

    I think we should blame the Europeans because if they hadn't migrated to other countries, then many of the world problems would not exist

  • Lucia Radack
    Lucia Radack День назад +1

    hi

  • The Nimblest Ninja
    The Nimblest Ninja День назад

    Sad but now they're slaves to a ghetto-criminal mentality.

  • Joshua Breault
    Joshua Breault День назад

    Inogenone

  • Avery Thompson
    Avery Thompson День назад

    the white devils themselves

  • it wiill continue
    it wiill continue 2 дня назад

    Very good video still nothing I did not know

  • Baby Gleesh
    Baby Gleesh 2 дня назад

    They sold the jews

  • Costitutionalist AntiPelosi
    Costitutionalist AntiPelosi 2 дня назад

    cmon man u dont need slaves man! dont bring those lazy bastards here!!

  • Costitutionalist AntiPelosi
    Costitutionalist AntiPelosi 2 дня назад

    how could they have known the reality?

  • Costitutionalist AntiPelosi
    Costitutionalist AntiPelosi 2 дня назад

    there had to be one guy that said... wait man... dont bring those guys here man... its gonna fukk us up in 2018

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      they want cheap labor same as illegal immigrants

  • Gingertea1
    Gingertea1 2 дня назад

    They took Bantu people in particular. My question is, why?

  • Lambert M
    Lambert M 2 дня назад

    African slaves where sold by AFRICANS?!?!?! Shocker........ -_-

    • Lambert M
      Lambert M 16 часов назад

      +Blast YT I'm glad you understand you're ignorance. It's most likely the large maturity gap between you and I. You'll understand one day, don't you worry.

    • Blast YT
      Blast YT 16 часов назад

      Lambert M lol you literally proved my point that Europeans dehumanize people but yeah... I’m the clueless one LMAO 🤣.

    • Lambert M
      Lambert M 16 часов назад

      +Blast YT Sure.... LMAO.... -_-

  • Crystal West
    Crystal West 2 дня назад

    It's the white man's fault

  • yingmin
    yingmin 3 дня назад

    Some comments say that it was the Africans who sold the other Africans. Yes, but you don't buy slaves just because they are son sale. Besides, as the video says, Europeans needed people to meet their massive demand for labor, and the way they chose to meet their demand was to buy slaves and treated them brutally. Just stop finding excuses for the wrongdoing that your ancestors had done.

    • yingmin
      yingmin День назад

      Did you really watch this video? if so, my definition of "better owner" is different from yours. Treating africans as mere cargo, forcing them to do whatever labor intensive job the owners themselves don't want to deal with, branding them and abusing them, Europeans treated them brutally. By the way, some african kings were horrible, but it didn't make Europeans better owners. The fact is that Europeans at that time were contributing to slavery, and no argument, like other africans' behavior, can justify their participation in the institution of slavery.

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      Africans sold Africans..... look at the facts.......Also the White man was the better owner

    • yingmin
      yingmin 3 дня назад

      I don't mean to judge people who lived in the 15th century by modern standards, but we live in 21st and we should know what they were doing back then is wrong.

  • Jack John
    Jack John 4 дня назад

    muslims sell the slaves to Europe

  • Jonathan Inman
    Jonathan Inman 4 дня назад

    Deep sigh... quite cry... loud why....

  • Blasphy B
    Blasphy B 4 дня назад +1

    (((White Captains))) ruclip.com/video/_Aa3Wu6ocV0/видео.html

  • Blasphy B
    Blasphy B 4 дня назад +1

    Thankfully WHITES ended slavery throughout most the world, though it STILL goes on in parts of Africa and the Middle East. Yet whites still get blamed for it, even though they practiced it the least and are the ones who ended it!

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      Yes we are blamed because we are powerful

    • Blast YT
      Blast YT 2 дня назад

      Blasphy B you know there are slaves in America still right? Lol just because it’s illegal doesn’t mean it’s not there.

  • Jonah Oliver
    Jonah Oliver 4 дня назад

    Is Slavery still legal? Africans now in America are known for their high violent crime statistics. While back then they built America. Maybe they should go back to being slaves.

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      +Russell Stone They are Sub-Saharan African culture cultures

    • Russell Stone
      Russell Stone 2 дня назад +2

      We are Hebrew Israelites. Go to the fbi crime data bank on crimes by race. Your people do way more crimes, the news don't report this. More brain washing.

  • mscurvy
    mscurvy 5 дней назад

    This is false

  • mscurvy
    mscurvy 5 дней назад

    They didn’t take slaves they took Africans.

  • Faye Adams
    Faye Adams 6 дней назад

    this is one of my favorite ted ed vid

  • Russell Willmoth
    Russell Willmoth 6 дней назад

    This video comes from the school of thought that "all non whites are good - even the blackd that captured slaves and sold them."

  • Pimple Popper
    Pimple Popper 7 дней назад +1

    *THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.*

  • Manny A. Arias Chapman
    Manny A. Arias Chapman 7 дней назад

    This is bull sh&t !!!
    So children & women were crimals ? Whites paid tribes to catch other Africans for sales!!!

  • yveslo lou
    yveslo lou 7 дней назад

    When they were slaves they were happy ☻☻☻☻

  • Timothy Antoine
    Timothy Antoine 7 дней назад

    There's enough blame to go around , hatred and finger pointing at others doesn't do us any good .

  • I’m just a Normal channel
    I’m just a Normal channel 7 дней назад

    Thanks dude, needed it for the exams!

  • Thrice Great
    Thrice Great 7 дней назад

    I Thoth the Atlantean tell you this is the whitemans version but this has nothing to do with the races at all but an agenda of secrets that the masses of sheep would sheer... Its a cold world my little lambs 🐑🌠

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      You should respect you African ancestry, as you obviously wish to be of White culture

  • Samuel Stag
    Samuel Stag 7 дней назад

    so blacks sold out other blacks ?
    why just blame the white man ?

  • GMAN73
    GMAN73 8 дней назад

    Jews were the biggest culprits of slavery, but nobody mentions the Jews.

  • Tayvin Stempek
    Tayvin Stempek 8 дней назад

    my photo tho..

  • Jay-Z flashing money
    Jay-Z flashing money 9 дней назад

    Fake Jews are Europeans. That means them motherfuckas was white

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      you sound like two terds from 2 IQ

  • Michael Russell
    Michael Russell 9 дней назад

    Irish slavery was the worst and most unheard of.
    I'm a scouser we immigrated to Liverpool during the famine. My nan would tell us stories what her grandparents passed down.
    No disrespect but African Americans act like they are the only race on earth that has been a victim of slavery. Slavery was started by the Arabs and the norsemen/Danes/vikings use to trade slaves with them. British/Scottish and Irish slaves included. Then Alfred put and end to the invasion and British slaves. But the criminals still needed wealth. So they went to Africa.

    • Colin Walsh
      Colin Walsh День назад

      I appreciate your knowledge of history, my Irish family was also a product of slavery, as were many

  • Muffins The Trashy Fandom Queen
    Muffins The Trashy Fandom Queen 10 дней назад

    shit's blowing up in the comments... yikes.

  • Colin Cagle
    Colin Cagle 10 дней назад

    i like these videos

  • Billy Babu
    Billy Babu 10 дней назад +1

    Never be surprised at what one human can do to another.
    Blessings from Wolverhampton England to you all.

  • Caithe Raith
    Caithe Raith 10 дней назад

    This needs more views: not that it doesn't have enough already but so that more people see its meaning.

  • permacultured and free
    permacultured and free 10 дней назад

    Was told irish people were slaves circa 800

  • elia pi
    elia pi 10 дней назад

    great video!!!!!!!

  • Jack Lincoln
    Jack Lincoln 11 дней назад

    No one could do any slavery trade without the muslims cartels.

  • Dan Castle
    Dan Castle 11 дней назад

    Jews owned most of the ships I was told

  • AESCULAPTORmark3
    AESCULAPTORmark3 12 дней назад

    African chiefs sold Africans ? Which other countries other than America and European countries took African slaves ?

  • Thomas LT
    Thomas LT 12 дней назад

    Nothing about how jews were dominant merchants of slavery?

  • Morena Linda
    Morena Linda 13 дней назад

    Ok.. after I my 2 minutes into this video I'm turning it off. It's taking the focus off the fact that the slaves were taken from their lands and forced into slavery into the Americas, and placing it on to the statement that the Africans sold themselves. And the video began placing focus on the benefits of slavery. Nope. Not watching this 🚫

  • R NYC
    R NYC 13 дней назад

    Vast majority of slaves that came to the America’s went to the Caribbean and Central America

  • I am the Juan and Only
    I am the Juan and Only 13 дней назад

    So we're just gonna pretend the Jews weren't the ones buying most of the slaves and bringing them?

  • deep south
    deep south 13 дней назад

    End the Jews reign of terror and racial divide !! They control everything by keeping everyone else distracted !!!

  • ramathorn1982
    ramathorn1982 13 дней назад

    My textbooks taught this. What they left out was the continuation of slavery to this day. I suppose now it's called "human trafficking" though...

  • Anthony Piedmonte
    Anthony Piedmonte 13 дней назад

    any one in school watching this?

  • Twc
    Twc 15 дней назад

    No apologies........

  • Brand X
    Brand X 16 дней назад

    Did 5.4k people hate the animation?

  • Patrcia Hines
    Patrcia Hines 16 дней назад

    Yah got all in his hands he going take care of it

  • Shakam RaishLahab
    Shakam RaishLahab 17 дней назад

    So you learned of our curse by TMH

  • djennelast
    djennelast 17 дней назад

    So many white tears in the comments

  • Uriel Goyimshekelsteinbergwitz
    Uriel Goyimshekelsteinbergwitz 18 дней назад

    Propaganda.

  • Darth Aisei
    Darth Aisei 19 дней назад

    You forgot all of the other countries that bought slaves. It wasn't just the America's, as you like to put it. This is why everyone wants to blame slavery on the "White Man".

    • Issachar
      Issachar 18 дней назад

      Yes and all the other nations will get their judgement for what they did to the isrealites

  • Charlie Brand
    Charlie Brand 20 дней назад

    And there own rounded them to be sold. To the Arabs the west and anyone else with cash .

  • Dangercore
    Dangercore 20 дней назад

    bruh you are snitching too much lol

  • Matthew Reid
    Matthew Reid 20 дней назад

    You left out major key factors and documents and diary notes that could have been mentioned. Negroes had already migrated to the Americas. Columbus said that the people in the Americas looked a little like Ethiopians with a more solid build. And the navigators who helped were moors

  • Watchman KSR
    Watchman KSR 20 дней назад

    Hence the “crab in a bucket” mentality! 🙄 Blacks will sell out their grandma...Sad! 🤔😒😔

  • Caspar Goodrich
    Caspar Goodrich 20 дней назад

    should have ran faster lmao

  • Muhumed Mohamud
    Muhumed Mohamud 21 день назад +1

    "Slavery was a choice" -kanye west

  • John Campbell
    John Campbell 21 день назад

    That was weak explanations of slavery never listen to an white man's about slavery he water it down

  • rrasgar
    rrasgar 22 дня назад

    Slaves had more than rights than Kurds today, Slaves had right to talk their own language ,slaves were allowed to sang and dance ...slaves never genocide, only during Anfal process
    182000 thousand kurds were genocide , 5000 villages were destroyed , thousands of girls were faced rap, whipping, shackling ,beating ,mutilation,branding .....

  • toni s
    toni s 22 дня назад

    Love you Kim!!!! ❤️❤️

  • Augustine Njoroge
    Augustine Njoroge 22 дня назад

    Why GC? Why did ted-ed choose GC as the branding letters

  • William Tecumseh Sherman
    William Tecumseh Sherman 23 дня назад

    Democrats brought them here to America!!!

  • Curtis McClain
    Curtis McClain 23 дня назад

    How do African slaves sold by Portuguese trades to Arabs on the Arabian Peninsula fit into the overall picture?

    • nthnpark0
      nthnpark0 19 дней назад

      Curtis McClain
      They don't

  • Vermonster90
    Vermonster90 24 дня назад +1

    Slavery still exists in Africa, India and Asia. The only places it doesn't exist are the Americas and Europe. The places where slaves came from still to this day produce and use slaves.

  • Scott Jackson
    Scott Jackson 24 дня назад

    Blacks were the ones kidnapping and selling their own brothers/sisters, but let’s blame the white man, right?

    • Issachar
      Issachar 18 дней назад +1

      Chinese man and Japanese man look the same but are different race
      African man and isrealites look the same but are different
      In other words the Jews where sold by Africans

    • YoRBG
      YoRBG 19 дней назад

      Yep blame the Whiteman for exploiting waring tribes and diminishing their population.

  • Tyrus Atkins
    Tyrus Atkins 24 дня назад +1

    These people are the Israelites of the Bible read Deuteronomy 28:15-68

  • William Ridgeway
    William Ridgeway 24 дня назад +1

    And the catholic cult profited from slavery more than any other religion at the time. The catholic church actually encouraged slavery as a way to destabilize Africa so they could in turn enslave the African people's into their own belief system and therefore pillage the African continent using religion as their divine excuse. Its still going on to this day.

  • No Bozos
    No Bozos 24 дня назад

    They forgot to mention the involvement of the Persian nations.

  • Satan Klaws
    Satan Klaws 25 дней назад

    So it all started with the Africans selling their own people? Whodda thunk?
    Lol!

  • L jose
    L jose 25 дней назад

    Now talk abt much worse ottoman slavery

  • Low Tech
    Low Tech 25 дней назад

    I see a lot of guilt and excuses in the comment section....a hit dog will always holler.

  • Gilmore Underwood
    Gilmore Underwood 25 дней назад

    This something that needed to DISCUSSED OPEN and HONESTLY so many LIES have told about for so LONG some VINDICATE a PETIULAR POSITION some SELF SERVE ( TO ME LOOK GOOD) and some JUST LACK of KNOWLEDGE.The WORD though tells from START EXACTLY what is was TRADE(BUSINESS) pure and SIMPLE what SLAVERY has always BEEN.The WORST my MIND is they always tried HIDE it behind RACIAL HATRED. Those know that FACT do not LISTEN to LIE for that REASON alone , like it or not it was a "DOLLAR BILL " and that know the TRUTH they WHITE ,BROWN, RED or YELLOW and SUPRISE sometimes they WHERE .PEOPLE do not NEED to those FACTS they REALLY could not DEAL with TRUTH.

  • Josh S-TV
    Josh S-TV 25 дней назад

    Indentured servants

  • Fresh sox
    Fresh sox 25 дней назад

    lies not possible

  • Evil Dude
    Evil Dude 26 дней назад

    hey dont knock it, i have a ton of money due to this.

  • CopperTone Magus
    CopperTone Magus 26 дней назад

    Lol. You couldn't finance the wars you waged on both sides of the Atlantic but you managed to import at least half a million slaves? Lol.
    We are not "African".

  • El Jeffe
    El Jeffe 27 дней назад

    Love how the narrator gives a lengthy excuse for why Africans had to sell out their own people. What a joke. They're the worst group in the story.

  • Ej TheHebrew
    Ej TheHebrew 27 дней назад

    “Deuteronomy 28:68” just the most high YAH punishing his people that’s all

  • tossmc
    tossmc 27 дней назад

    To say that these (estimated 10 million, more like 60 million but anyway) to say that these salves were "prior inmates, criminals, etc, etc" is such an insult to great degree. You did mention women and children who couldn't have possibly been prior criminals. Use the word "kidnapped" as well. Slaves were over-stocked because they died! From back then until now, the long-term effects are still down-played. I appreciate the ending statement. Thank you for this video, but there's far more to be said.

  • Lance Uppercut
    Lance Uppercut 28 дней назад

    “Starved themselves to death
    In the belief that there souls would return home”.
    So sad and hurt to hear 😥 that’s true pain for them to believe in that.
    Very nice cartoon drawing video fresh, as for the content everyone that watches should never forget the information in it.

  • Yg Bodybuilder
    Yg Bodybuilder 28 дней назад +1

    This video is a lie African people were already on America land. Do your research

  • jt smith
    jt smith 29 дней назад

    That (((voice)))

  • jt smith
    jt smith 29 дней назад

    Vast majority of slavery has been done by non whites

  • Fair Ani
    Fair Ani 29 дней назад

    Slavery was a large scale repopulation and relocation agenda! And the Europeans were also a part of that agenda. More ships sank coming from European than Africa! The result is a diverse master race known as Americans. Travel worldwide and you will never find such a talented group. This is the main reason for America’s popularity. It’s unique population, languages, religion, culture, creativity. Good job! You can literally be pulled by horse on a cart in the middle of New York City. Or stumble into people untouched by technology.

  • WHYYOUSMILINGWHENYOURNEXT? huh?
    WHYYOUSMILINGWHENYOURNEXT? huh? 29 дней назад

    Talk about slavery in America who bought those African?

  • iAMiCeMusic
    iAMiCeMusic Месяц назад

    This isn’t accurate

  • William Brace
    William Brace Месяц назад

    That is all our history books tell us in the Caribbean

  • Shoulders of Giants
    Shoulders of Giants Месяц назад +1

    We still do this to "lifestock" because other animals are supposedly not human (which genetically and otherwise isn't true).

  • Adira Brown
    Adira Brown Месяц назад

    He who control the narrative controls history and this is another form of it at it's best