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Le 10 mai, c'est la journée nationale des mémoires de la traite, de l'esclavage, et de leurs abolitions.
May 10 is the national day for the remembrance of slave trade, of slavery and of their abolition.
Ce jour-, la France se souvient que, dans son passé, elle a participé au commerce des esclaves dans l'océan Atlantique et l'océan Indien.
On this day, France remembers that in its past, it participated in the slave trade in the Atlantic and in the Indian Oceans.
Mais, c'est quoi la traite des Noirs ?
But what is slave trade?
La traite désignait la capture et le commerce de prisonniers africains, qui étaient ensuite revendus comme esclaves dans les colonies.
Slave trade was the capture and trade of African prisoners, who were then resold as slaves in the colonies.
Entre le 15e et le 19e siècle, les Français, mais aussi les Portugais, les Anglais, les Espagnols, et les Hollandais ont organisé ce trafic d'êtres humains.
Between the 15th and the 19th century, the French, but also the Portuguese, the English, the Spanish, and the Dutch organized this human trafficking.
Des bateaux quittaient l'Europe pour l'Afrique, les cales remplies d'armes, d'alcools, de tissus, de céréales, de vaisselles, de bibelots...
Boats left Europe for Africa, their holds filled with weapons, alcohol, fabrics, cereals, dishes, trinkets ...
En Afrique, ces marchandises étaient échangées contre des prisonniers.
In Africa, these goods were traded for prisoners.
Les bateaux repartaient vers tout le continent américain, le Brésil et les Antilles, chargés d'êtres humains.
Boats left for the entire American continent, Brazil and the West Indies, loaded with human beings.
A leur arrivée, ils étaient vendus comme esclaves à des maîtres pour travailler.
When they arrived, they were sold as slaves to masters in order to work.
La majorité a été exploitée dans des plantations de coton et de canne à sucre.
The majority was exploited in cotton and sugar cane plantations.
Les navires rentraient en Europe, chargés de coton, de sucre, de tabac, de cacao et de café, qui étaient ensuite revendus.
Ships returned to Europe, loaded with cotton, sugar, tobacco, cocoa and coffee, which were then resold.
La forme de triangle du parcours sur les océans, a donné le nom de "commerce triangulaire".
The triangle shape of the itinerary on the oceans gave the name of "triangular trade".
Un commerce qui, pendant plus de 400 ans, a réduit 12,5 millions d'hommes, de femmes, et d'enfants en esclavage.
A trade which reduced 12.5 million men, women, and children to slavery for more than 400 year.
Depuis 1848, l'esclavage est totalement interdit en France.
Since 1848, slavery has been totally prohibited in France.
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