What aspects of the Trans-Saharan trade had the biggest effect on Sub-saharan Africa’s economy?

Research Question: What aspects of the Trans-Saharan trade had the biggest effect on Sub-saharan Africa’s economy?

Thesis: The Trans-Saharan trades most important contribution to Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy were made through the gold trade because it created a new source of profit, created new jobs, and opened trade with new nations.

  • Topic Sentence #1: The Trans-Saharan Gold trade had a large effect on Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy because it created a new source of profit that allowed for communities to thrive.
  • Topic Sentence #2: The Trans-Saharan Gold trade allowed for trade with new nations, bringing valuable goods to Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Topic Sentence #3: Mining for gold created new job opportunities to make money, as well as a safety net of money to fall onto.

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