Slave Trade Thesis

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Topic: The impact of the Atlantic Trade System on the birth of capitalism.

Thesis Statement: The Atlantic Slave Trade played a significant role in the birth and development of capitalism in a positive way in Western World. Slaves sold as a property for profit and these profits contributed to the growth of modern finance and also slave labor in the plantation for Atlantic trade contributed to the development of capitalism in a way that it enabled more production and stimulated the economy of time.

1ST MAIN IDEA: Growth of the slave plantation gave rise to increase in labor and contributed to growing more fertile and abundant product. So, profits from plantations provided economic development and industrialization such as the increasing of the general prosperity.


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"European Economic Development: The Contribution of the Periphery." The Economic History Review, February 1982, 1-18. Inikori, Joseph E., and Stanley L. Engerman, eds. The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies,Societes,and Peoples in Africa,the America and Europe. 3rd ed. USA: Duke University Press, 1998.

Explain why you selected the listed sources and how they support your idea:
These source give information about the development of British economy and relationship between trade and economy.
Direct quotes
“By the second half of the seventeenth century, the slave trade appears to have become competitive at every stage of its inhumane chain of operations.”


Blackburn, Robin. The Making of New World Slavery. 1st ed. London, UK: Verso, 1998.

Bulliet, Richard W., Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, and Steven Hirsch. The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History. 5th ed. Vol. 945. Boston MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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