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    The Atlantic Slave Trade was an extensive system of chattel slavery that dealt exclusively in the trade of black Africans. Chattel slavery is markedly different from other forms of servitude as it involved the actual ownership, in law, of one human over another - as opposed to punitive slavery which used convicted criminals as a source of free labour. It is important to remember, when talking about the Atlantic Slave Trade, that slavery was not a new invention and that slaves were to be found throughout the ancient world, being an integral part of some of the most iconic cultures we know of to this day – Romans, Vikings and Babylonians were notorious slave owners and traders in their own times. British involvement in the Atlantic Slave Trade…

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    The Atlantic Slave Trade

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    effect As Atlantic Slave trade started, big impacts occurred in Africa, America and Europe. First of all, disease spread during the voyage back to Americas. Due to low sanitation, disease easily spread and killed lots of Africans in the ship. Second, since captured Africans were mostly man, other African women and children were left alone, which would lead to the decrease of population in Africa. Also whole West Africa was fulfilled with the fear of being captured. Some African lands were used…

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    During some period of time every type of race has experience slavery. One of the world’s most historical slavery time periods was the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This trade route was when the African slaves were exchanged for a variety of products that were important to the countries involved such as tobacco, gold, coal, copper, etc. The trade route originally started in 1550 AD and lasted for three centuries until 1850 AD. The trans-Atlantic slave trade had significant effects on many countries…

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    The Atlantic slave Trade and the formation of African communities in the Caribbean and Brazil Most countries of the European continent had known slaves early in the formation of their societies. Some reports say that slavery in Europe existed since the late 1400’s, but in a small dimension. During that time, slaves could only be found in family houses, they used to work as house holders, cook for the family and do all the domestic services of the house. After a few years, the Europeans felt the…

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    Slave Trade The labor-intensive agriculture of the New World demanded a large workforce. Thus by end of the seventeenth century, the North Atlantic trade of sugar was the number one commodity at the time. Hence the driving force for slave trade and expansion of the plantation system. Sugar was on the rise as one of the most popular commodities due to prominent demand. Thus supplying…

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    The Atlantic Slave Trade was a dark time in history. This was a time in which a specific race of people were looked upon as less than human. Monarchs and explorers only cared for their selfish gains which lead to the dehumanization of an entire race of people. From the 1450s to 1870s there were million of humans taken captive and turned into slaves, most from Africa. The absence of humanitarian concern for these people influenced the treatment of slaves in negative ways. These negative ways of…

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    influential events that shaped West Africa was the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Rather than indulging in slaves, Africa was mostly responsible for selling and distributing them. Africans would occasionally have slaves of their own, however during the slave trade, Africa was more or less a slave vendor. Their role as sellers had an astronomical impact on West Africa as a whole. The social, economic and political implications of West Africa completely changed and evolved as a result of the slave…

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    In the current pages I will be discussing the development of the Atlantic Slave Trade and its effects on the New World. While the undesirable characteristics of slavery and the slave trade are written down and spoken about there were also some positive effects and outcomes from slavery as well. The Atlantic slave trade refers to the moving of Africans or The Middle Passage from their homeland to the New World. I will also be discussing how In the American Revolution, achieving freedom was the…

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    When looking at the African dispora from the 1400s until the 1800s, it can be said that the trading of black slaves from Africa to European countries and else where symbolizes a tragic and dramatic encounter of economy, culture, humanity, geography and world history. Due to the large number of the black slaves transferred from their homeland to various corners of the world, the slave trade even managed to constitute one of the first forms of globalization. However, the black people were brutally…

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    The Capitalist Atlantic Slave Trade: People for Profit The cultivation of sugar was of central importance to the Atlantic Slave Trade, as the demand for sugar was rising yet its price made it unattainable to many. With demand comes capitalist opportunity for economic growth, and as early as the 15th century, the Portuguese exploited human beings as slaves in the sugar cane plantations of the Caribbean and Brazil, paving the way for continued use of “coercive labor” and the evolution of slavery…

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