This left only one option in the minds of the Europeans; African slaves. It is apparent that the labour shortages in the West Indies played an important role in the development of the Atlantic slave trade and while it can be argued that this was the most influential reason for the enslavement of Africans – it’s hard to imagine that those in the sugar trade would have particularly cared who grew the sugar as long as the
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between 12 to 15 million people. From Africa to the Western Hemisphere, the slave trade not only displaced millions of Africans to a life of exploitation, but also a painful death. Nobody knew the total number of people who died during slavery in Africa. The Atlantic slave trade Many died a slowly painful death during transportation and imprisonment, or in horrendous conditions during the Middle Passage. The voyage from Africa to the Americas was horrifying and painful for the slaves so many slaves considered suicide as an option.
Well through the analysis of the book The Atlantic Slave Trade written by David Northup there are four essays that claim why Africans were enslaved. The first essay was written by Eric Williams and his argument was that slavery caused racism but there was economic motives that caused slavery. The second essay was written by David Davis entitled “Ideas and Institutions from the Old World” he argued that the developments in the medieval Islamic world influenced European racism and brought African slavery to Europe. The third essay was written by Linda Heywood and John Thornton and its titled “European and African Cultural Differences”. They argue that Europeans saw African Americans like themselves and not like Africans form Africa.
Was the failure of the recruitment of the Northern Coast slaves due to the intellectual properties of the slaves and could the solution to this have been to find less educated Africans in order to force the burden of slavery upon them? The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade provides history with evidence that intellectual dishonesty and prior proper planning of manipulation may have been a powerful variable in the success of the slave
Native Americans lost most of their land to the Europeans, causing them to be left in distress from the violence and environmental damage. However, before there were black slaves, Europeans would have white indentured servants do their labor. When the indentured servant's inaugurated a rebellion (Bacon's Rebellion), Europeans turned to the black. Slaves became apart of the trade, coming from Africa to America by the Europeans. "Black slaves were the answer.
From the start of colonization in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to the birth of America beginning with Christopher Columbus, the idea of slavery played a major role of ultimately focusing groups of people into a workforce to construct a foundation for a growing country called the United States. Christopher Columbus enslaved the natives that were living there at the time and forced them to work for him and his men. This started a trend of events that led to the development of indentured servants and later, the enslavement of African Americans in U.S. history. Indentured servants were men, women, and children, who immigrated for countries in Western Europe that willingly signed agreements stating they would work on that owner’s land for
Slave traders would sail over to Africa and exchange goods for slaves. Robert W. Strayer explains in his book Ways of the World the economic side of slavery from Africa to the slave ships "In exchange for slaves, African sellers sought both European and Indian textiles, cowrie shells, European metal goods, fire-arms and gun powder, tobacco and alcohol, and various decorative items such as beads. Europeans purchased some of these items with silver mined from the Americas. "2 (ways of the world p 691) The slave trade helped the Spanish economy by providing free labor for their cash crops especially sugar and cotton. The slave trade started the triangle trade between Europe, Africa, and the new world.
As seen on the map on page 194, the most volume of slave trade came from Sub-Saharan Africa. These slaves were to be sent around the world, but mostly in the Americas. xThe slave trade that linked Africa to the Americas and Europe set in motion paths of cultural diffusions that transferred Africans and their cultures across the Atlantic Ocean. Slavery damaged the demographic and political strength of the African societies. West Africa was especially affected because that was where most slaves were taken.
Most of the Europeans countries that have been listed above have a business relationships with the Africans when they are transporting goods or exploiting slaves back then. Also, this can even proves that African have started becoming slaves due to the influence of the business relationships that they had with another countries. The story goes when they started to establish hundred of forts at some specific stations along the Africa's West Coast. Besides that, there are 150 per cent of slaves were been taken as a prisoners to join the tribal war in their kingdom and another 30 per cent of them have to receive some punishment for committing an illegal crime .At the same time, they were kidnapped by the Black Trader and was sent to a costal
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.