How were African slaves captured?

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African slaves were captured by fellow Africans, although they were from another tribe. Nets and other traps were used, much like catching an animal. Once captured, these slaves were then placed on slave ships and taken to Europe or the United States.
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Africans were used because they were partially immune to tropical diseases like malaria and yellow fever. The Europeans would have preferred to use natives on their New World, but
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Initially the slavers would just buy the slaves of the tribes they had taken in battle, then with aid and finance the tribes would go hunting for more and more as the business grew.
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Generally they did not bother catching them, leaving that to Arab traders and coastal tribes to capture and sell to the Dutch or other trans-Atlantic shippers.
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