Culture and Individual Experience


Though colonialism may have officially ended, the effects of colonialism are still very much present today. This is true in modern-day Africa. 

Review the following resources for additional information on the slave trade in Africa:

Origins of African Slaves: Slave Trade Routes
Lasting Effects of Slavery on Africa
African Countries and Independence Dates
Select 1 of the following countries from which the most slaves originated:

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ivory Coast
Use this template to complete your paper:

Identify the following for your selected country:
Former colonial ruling country
Date of independence
Length of time slave trade operated
Discuss how the depopulation and fractured familial relationships inherent in the slave trade have affected the country.
Are these effects still felt today? If so, how? Provide examples.
Based on your review of this information, what conclusions can you draw about the slave trade and its effects on your selected country? What recommendations do you have for helping improve the conditions in the country now?
Utilize at least two credible sources to support the arguments presented in the paper. Make sure you cite them appropriately within your paper and list them in APA format on your Reference page.
Your paper should be 4-5 pages in length, not counting the title page and Reference page. In accordance with APA formatting requirement, it should be double-spaced and include a running head and page numbers.

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