Origin of Everything

Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans?

Season 1 Episode 38 | 7m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Why were most slaves in America from West Africa? Slavery has existed throughout history in various forms across the globe, but who became enslaved was almost always based on military conquest. So why did Europeans travel thousands of miles to enslave people from a particular geographic region? Watch the episode to find out.

Aired: 07/23/18

Rating: NR


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