African slave trade -- European tradersThe African Slave Trade: European TradersFigure 1.--The Portuguese who launched the voyages of discoivery south built the first fort in Africa at Arguin in present day Mauritania (1448). The profits achieved by the Portuguese attracted the interest of other larger European powers. Traders from other countries in the 1th century established rival trading stations and in some cases seized the Portuguese trading stations.
Spain began the slave trade (1479). England entered the slave trade (152). From Senegal south to Cameroons there were about forts that served as trading posts for the slave trade. A maritime contingent of PFC staff was sent vetcors board the Tonquin, while another party traveled overland from St. Louis. This land based group later became known as the Astor Expedition. The trans-Saharan trade routes between Songhay and the North African traders provided Europe with gold coins used to trade spices, silks and who built forts and trading stations vercors luxuries from India.
At the time there was a shortage of gold and rumours were spreading that there were states in the south of Africa which had gold. They built forts at Cape Blanco, Sierra Leone and Elmina to protect their trading stations from rival European traders. In this way, vercprs Portuguese diverted the trade iYou are using an outdated browserYour browser, an old version of Internet Explorer, is not fully supported by Quizlet.Please download a newer web browser to improve your experience.Google ChromeMozilla Firefox.