Marielle Apronti Prof. Oscar Williams AAFS 311 4 March 2018 The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was the most important factor when considering the early development of European capitalism. The arrival of the Portuguese to the West African Coast and their establishment of trading and slave ports throughout the continent set in stone a trend of exploitation of Africa 's labor and human resources. Europeans greatly benefited from the Trans-Atlantic trade, as it allowed them to aggregate raw materials such as sugar and cotton to manufacture products that funded the Industrial Revolution. In the book “Capitalism and Slavery” by Eric Williams he addresses the origin of “Negro” history, the economic and political impact of slavery in Great Britain, the role of the American Revolution and the decline of slavery in Great Britain. William’s main argument in this book is that the rise of industrial capitalism in Europe would not have been possible without the profits derived from African slave labor.
During World War I, Black Americans living in the South flocked to northern cities such as New York in the 1920s, in pursuit of a new life consisting of fairer treatment and better pay. This migration posed a new opportunity for African-Americans; a platform for self expression. As a result of this migration, it was not long until the borough of Harlem, New York became a hub of cultural explosion. Historians such as Howard Zinn argue that the economic situation at the time was responsible for sparking such a movement. This is view is agreeable because Harlem truly changed during events such as the American Civil War and World War I when it was subjected to much reconstruction.
With the rise in the production of cotton, the south needed more slaves in order to control and to work the cotton production. This invention increased the demand for slave labor. The invention of The Cotton Gin led to a prosperity in the Southern economy creating a one-crop economy for the South. There was a pressure put on the relationship between the North and the South and their different perceptions of slavery
Slave trade has a great impact on American history. The book “slave nation” by Alfred W. Blumrosen gives an insight of slave labor during the civil war. This book also shows how slavery united the colonies and sparked the American Revolution. The book begins with the explanation of the founding of the republic and Somerset case impact on the republic. This book also explains how and the reasons Thomas Jefferson made few changes in the declaration of the independence.
In the seventeenth century, be that as it may, interest for slave work climbed forcefully with the development of sugar ranches in the Caribbean and tobacco estates in the Chesapeake area in North America. The biggest quantities of slaves were taken to the Americas amid the eighteenth century, while, as per history specialists ' assessments, almost three-fifths of the aggregate volume of the transoceanic slave exchange occurred. the slave exchange had pulverizing impacts in Africa. Financial motivating forces for warlords and clans to take part in the slave exchange advanced an environment of wilderness and savagery. Eradication and a proceeding with dread of bondage made monetary and rural advancement relatively incomprehensible all through a lot of western Africa.
The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 expanded cotton to be one of the most profitable on the North American main land and it also expanded slavery. Cultivation of cotton took extensive measures for example; they cleared forests and drained swamps to fit the cultivation of cotton. A rise in African American bondage occurred in the region from the Atlantic coast to Texas. Numbers grew fastest in the newer cotton producing states that included Alabama and Mississippi. Though tobacco, rice, and sugar played a tremendous role in the country economically.
Agriculture was another economic sector that benefited from the Columbian Exchange ,as the influx of newly discovered agricultural items flooded the marketplace,leaving farmers very wealthy. The center for agriculture was in Britain,a powerhouse of anything related to crops,livestock and spices. The British Empire was the dominant power in world politics and trade. The discovery of lucrative crops such as tobacco and
The westward expansion that occurred during Jackson’s presidency lead to a shift in America’s economical makeup from a mercantile/market economy to capitalism. This adjustment in the economy brought about the Market Revolution, which in turn had its own way of revolutionizing America. The
During the nineteenth century America was a place where a lot of reforms where happening, one of the most important reforms for me that took place was slavery. It lasted for more than two centuries and it had a huge effect on the development of America and making it the country it is today. Slavery had a huge impact on the development of America. Slavery had began in North America when in 1619 the first slaves where brought from Africa to the colony of Virginia, Jamestown. They were brought to North America to help with crops such as tobacco.
At the start of the 17th century, the first English people to settle in colonial America expected to establish a trade factory with the native peoples as previously done in Sierra Leone, Morocco and India. They expected to trade precious metals, fruits and anything else that could be traded. However, what they embarked upon was extremely rich soil that hinted off the abundance of agricultural wealth just waiting to be exploited. Nevertheless, this agricultural wealth also came with the requirement of an intensive work force. The work force that was supplied firstly with Indentured servants over the Native Americans, which later became the main instrument as to why the African slaves were used a few decades later.