African Slave Trade Research Paper

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Slavery was a big part of European history. African slave trade had many causes and effects in the Atlantic world. The main cause of the African slave trade is cheap labor was needed for new settlements in the Americas. The new settlers in the Americas planned on using the natives for their work, but when many of them died because of European diseases brought with them they had to find another source of labor. They turned to the Africans and saw them as the right people for the labor they needed because of the numerous advantages they could offer to the new lands. The advantages they saw of the Africans was they had already encountered European diseases and had some immunity to tropical ones, they had agricultural experience, they did not
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