Check Your Understanding Questions
In what way(s) did Islam provide a sense of cultural unity and protection to caravans?
How did sub-Saharan African rulers respond to the arrival of Islam?
What role did Islam play in helping the rulers of Songhai consolidate their control?
In what ways did civil war affect the Songhai Empire after the reign of Askia the Great?
How did the Swahili coast city-states take advantage of wind patterns in the Indian Ocean?
What African commodities entered the Indian Ocean trade through the Swahili city-states?
Where did enslaved Africans sold in the Swahili coast city-states primarily go, and for what kinds of labor were they used?
In what ways did Islam shape the slave trade?
What position did the kingdom of Dahomey take regarding the slave trade with Europe, and how and why did it change?
To what extent did Africans benefit from the slave trade with Europe?