Where all of the slaves captured during the trans atlantic slave trade captured by other africans?

Im currently reading Roots by Alex Haley. Me and a friend recently got into a debate over the story and slavery in general. He stated that the idea of the European slave traders directly encountering africans and using nets and guns to capture them was a myth to embelish the story and that most if not all slaves... show more Im currently reading Roots by Alex Haley. Me and a friend recently got into a debate over the story and slavery in general. He stated that the idea of the European slave traders directly encountering africans and using nets and guns to capture them was a myth to embelish the story and that most if not all slaves where sold into slavery by other africans. I do agree that alot of slaves where sold ito slavery by other africans some where directly enslaved by europeans. Can anyone with some knowledge on the subject shed some light on the situation?
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