Influence Of Atlantic Slave Trade

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Atlantic slave trade can be considered one of the most significant influences in the growth of the Atlantic system. In the West Indies and in the expansion of South America sugar plantations were very success; this was only possible because of the African slave labor. Even though it was cheaper to use natives or indentured servants from Europe, African slaves were seen as a better overall investment. With the mercantilist polices that Europe implemented it allowed for high profits and low competition. From the duration of 1500-1800, over 8 million African slaves took the voyage across the Atlantic.
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