(University of North Carolina Press, 1944. 15 news 30 news 23 news 17 news 18 IN memoriam 23 news 17 news 16 news 19 news 20 news 21 news 16 news 16 IN memoriam 32 news 33 Search Myspace Start typing. New York: Basic Civitas Books. Adu Boahen, Topics In West African History,. 39 Slightly more than 3 of the enslaved people exported from Africa were traded between 14, and 16 in the 17th century. 147 Nigeria In 2009, the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria has written an open letter to all African chieftains who participated in trade calling for an apology for their role in the Atlantic slave trade: "We cannot continue to blame the white men, as Africans. Inikori, "Ideology versus the Tyranny of Paradigm: Historians and the Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on African Societies African Economic History, 1994. In turn, a tourist industry grew up to supply them. In particular, European traders wanted to trade for gold, which could be found in western Africa, and also to find a maritime route to "the Indies" (India where they could trade for luxury goods such as spices without having to obtain these items from Middle. Ward, "The British West Indies in the Age of Abolition. Archived February 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. The historian Walter Rodney contends that it was a decline in the profitability of the triangular trades that made it possible for certain basic human sentiments to be asserted at the decision-making level in a number of European countries- Britain being the most crucial because. Africans arrived in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619.