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Cape Coast Castle is a castle located in Cape Coast, Ghana. It was built by the Swedish Africa Company in 1653 and later became a British fort. It played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade, as it was one of the main points of departure for enslaved Africans who were shipped to the Americas.
The castle was originally built as a trading post and served as a center for the trade in gold, ivory, and other goods. However, it quickly became a key hub for the transatlantic slave trade, as European traders established a network of forts and castles along the West African coast to facilitate the capture and transportation of African people.
Cape Coast Castle was a major departure point for slaves during the transatlantic slave trade, as it was located on the Gold Coast, a region that was rich in gold and other natural resources. Slaves were captured from various parts of Africa and brought to the castle, where they were held in dungeons and sold to the highest bidder. From here, they were loaded onto ships and transported across the Atlantic to the Americas, where they were forced to work on plantations and in mines.
Cape Coast Castle played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade and is now a museum and a popular tourist destination. It is a reminder of the brutal and inhumane system that was responsible for the forced migration of millions of African people and the exploitation of their labor.
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