The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of slaves transported to the New World according to written history were NOT NATIVE AFRICANS from Central and Western and Eastern parts of the continent, in fact these people have been historically proven to be descendants of EARLY HEBREWS THAT HAD MIGRATED FROM ARABIA AND EGYPT, ISRAEL AND ETHIOPIA into West Africa. These people were attacked and sold by NATIVE AFRICAN TRIBES and Muslims to European slave traders who then transported them to North and South and Central America.To further prove this statement I have obtained written records from Arab and Muslim writers and also medieval African maps written in the 17th century by the conquering Europeans. In the maps are shown geographical locations of Hebrew cities and Kingdoms that were later taken into Slavery.The First medieval African Map was Performed by the Sr. Danville Under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans.” Revised and Improved by Mr. Bolton(1766)
And another medieval African Map called Negroland and the adjacent countries also UPPER GUINEA showing the principal European Settlements and Distinguishing by Eman Bowen 1747 West Africa
The World's Best Kept Secret
THE 1747 MAP BELOW SHOW THE KINGDOM OF JUDA (YahUDAH) IN WEST AFRICA
Shown below, the Kingdom of Juda (or Whidah) can be clearly seen in the area named the "Slave Coast" where the Portuguese first set up their slave port in 1580.
The twenty eight chapter of Deuteronomy verses 15 - 68 details the plight of the people of Yah after fleeing Jerusalem, and fifteen centries later being caught up in the transatlantic slave trade.
On today's modern maps the place is called Ouidah, which means Whydah or Judah.
The first slaves were brought to the America's in 1510 - Notice: in the above map, the kingdom of Judah became. or were renamed "Whidah (Judah) Slave Coast"
The initial european interest were in trading for gold, ivory, and pepper so ... Indeed, the west coast of Africa became the principal source of slaves for the New World.