This paper provides an overview and analysis of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on both Africa and the Americas. Following an overview of the purpose, scope and character of the slave trade in the 16th to 19th centuries, the consequences of the slave trade are discussed. It is argued that the slave trade had important economic, social and cultural consequences in the New World. KEYWORDS: slave trade America transatlantic African-Americans slavery. Turabian Style with Endnotes. 12 pages, 34 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2801 words.
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