Watch the “Black Atlantic” episode from the PBS video The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Briefly answer the following questions (about 200 words).
- How were Africa, Europe and the Americas linked by the Atlantic Slave Trade? Give examples from the video.
- What sources do historians in the video use as evidence about the lives of slaves in this period? How do they interpret the evidence they find? Give examples from the video.