Atlantic Slave Trade Research Paper

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The creation of the Atlantic world also called the Atlantic circuit made it possible to trade large amounts of pretty much anything you could think of from one continent to another. This vast trade system opened the possibility to trade slaves, foods ex sugar, manufactured goods, and tobacco. I chose those things to talk about based on common denominator. That being Slave trade. Because of the slave trade I believe these other things were made possible. Now according to the Atlantic system the only thing being shipped away from Africa was Slaves and gold. Now what I noticed is that the areas the slaves are being taken to also export large amounts of Sugar, manufactured goods, and tobacco. Slaves being exported to South America have an insane export of sugar. Slaves were used heavily during the time when sugar cane was ready to be harvested, working 18 hour days. Corresponding to the map is that the amount of sugar being exported is directly correlated to the amount of slaves being imported. Slaves were also sent the southern half of North America. North America in that location was exporting a majority of tobacco. Slaves were used quite often in the south against the norths beliefs to benefit the souths economy. What I found shocking is there is only one thing that is imported into South Africa, manufactured goods. According …show more content…
Although slave trade was nothing new and was going on for quite some time before. Things change though, and in this case it was the way the slaves were treated along with their …show more content…
The driving factor behind the slave trade in America was to maximize profits and obtain wealth. While Europe used their slaves as more of servants and to help with their economy. Money controls all of them even Africa, as they fought their own people to sell off prisoners of

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