Volume and Direction of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from All African to All American Regions
More enslaved Africans were sent to Brazil than any other country during the history of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. From 1501 to 1866, an estimated 4.9 million enslaved Africans were forcibly brought to Brazil from West Central Africa. Initially used on sugar plantations, they were then sent to gold and diamond mines and eventually used as cattlehands, and coffee farmers leading up to emancipation.
Photograph by Marty Casado
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