Cause And Effects Of Slavery During The Atlantic World

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The causes and effects of slavery during the Atlantic World, were mixed depending on if you were European or African and Native American. There are many reasons as to why the slave trade was started. One main reason as to why it started is that the Portuguese were trading in Africa. Back in Europe, Europeans had slaves to do their work for them. Some of them moved to the Americas and missed having slaves to do their work for them so, Europe sent merchants to trade the Portuguese manufactured goods for slaves. Then they went to America to trade the slaves for sugar, coffee, and tobacco. This wouldn’t have been a problem if the Native Americans weren’t dying of European diseases. They also thought Africans would be better because they had
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