The Atlantic Slave Trade began because the people of Portuguese started to explore the West African coast. Since there was a growth in plantation work on the Caribbean islands, more slaves were needed to work the fields. This brought about the beginning of the Atlantic Slave Trade. At the beginning only, a small amount of slaves were brought over to the Caribbean Islands but as growing supply for more crops grew, more slaves made the voyage. Since the African traders needed more slaves, they decided to create violence by going into small parts of the West Coast of Africa and take whatever people they needed for their slave trade.
There, labour was needed and labour was available but in different places. The need for labour sprang from the inherent demographic difference between the Americas and South Asia, from the impact of European expansion and from the specific labor tasks that the colonists required. The Atlantic slave trade paid much attention to the role of the slave trade in British North America and West Indian colonies. According to Kenneth Morgan (2007: 18) “the transatlantic slave trade was an important business enterprise within the British Empire for nearly a century and a half, from the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 until the trade was abolished in 1807”. In this period the slave trade and its capital turnover made a substantial contribution to the economic development of the British Empire.
As industrialization encouraged their governments to colonize African countries as a method of guaranteeing sources of raw materials. 2.NEED FOR MARKETS: By the late 19th century, the industries in Europe were producing more industrial goods than Europeans could consume . Consequently, industrialists sought markets for their goods around the world. As competition between industries for markets grew, industrialists encouraged their governments to undertake colonization of Africa on order to protect markets for
While Europeans were trying to find new sea routes to the North Africa dessert they encountered islands that had people. Europeans were able to take the people easily because they had the iron power against natives. This power also allowed them to enslave them and make them farm for free. After several of these trips, people realized that having slaves could save them money. This meant that the Atlantic Slave Trade was born.
It changed the figure of Africa, it introduced new diseases, poverty etc. Globalization created the environment of social hierarchy and inequality but along with this globalization affected a constructive way and force for development. World economy is worldwide issue that unites economy policies of a country and develops a country. Globalization in Africa represents the economic activity of Africa and built undermines states, cities and town. Globalization in Africa focused on economic bearing, international equality and harmony.
Before the European settlers arrived in America even the Native Americans had their own slaves. Slavery was a very argumentative issue in America and, in fact, was the root cause of both the Haitian revolution and the American Civil War. The importation of slaves to Europe began when the Portuguese Crown gave up its monopoly of the slave trade in Europe leading to private ownership of slaves. This caused the European settlers, especially the Portuguese, to bring more slaves to the Americas directly from Africa. The Spanish were the first to use African slaves in the New World on islands such as Cuba and Hispaniola with the first African slaves arriving in Hispaniola in 1501.
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.
The imperialism began from Africa. Imperialism is expanding nation’s power or influence by direct control of a territory or by controolling econoy and politics. Between 1500 and 1800, Europeans were only seen in Africa to buy and sell slaves from local chiefs. The slave ships anchored off the African coastline and their crews seldom left the ship because of the risk of contagious malaria or other harmful diseases. Europeans were helpless to these diseases.
Between 1500 and the 1860s it is estimated that over 12 million Africans were abducted from West Africa’s coast and forced to work fertile lands cultivating crops such as sugar, tobacco, rice and cotton which was part of what we know today as the Atlantic Slave Trade. This essay will discuss the main reasons that the Atlantic Slave Trade began, these reasons are; deep-rooted racial attitudes, religious attitudes towards slavery, the legal position on slavery, military needs, the British economy, and the labour shortages in the West Indies. While it can be suggested that the labour shortages were the most important reason in the rise of the Slave Trade, this essay will argue that the deep-rooted racial attitudes towards Africans was the key
SLAVE TRADE Long before Europeans arrived slavery existed in Europe. Thousands of slaves worked as servants, soldiers, and farm workers under the rulers of Songhai and Mali .Village raided one another to take captives and sell them. In the 1400s, however, Europeans introduced a form of slavery that devastated Africa life and