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The U.S. recently marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved people from Africa to U.S. shores. Yet, as my "Your Future World" students are always surprised to learn when we study Brazil, the U.S. accounted for only about 3% of the Transatlantic slave trade, with Brazil accounting for about 40% and the Caribbean accounting for another 40-45%. This map shows both destinations and origins of enslaved people, some of whom were from coastal communities in western Africa while others were captured in interior regions and sold to slavers at the coast. www.statista.com/chart/19068/trans-atlantic-slave-trade-by-country-region/
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