What part did racism play in establishing and maintaining the north Atlantic slave trade?
Vastly spanning from the ports of London to the coastlines of West Africa and Brazil, the Atlantic trade route created trading relationships that still has an impact on how countries today trade.
However, modernity does not run on singular trajectory so it is unlikely that one catalyst would solely enable them all In West Africa, slave trade was much more common.
The massive decrease in population simply implied that there was a shortage in terms of labor. In this paper I plan to explore why Europe who was a large colonizer of the world turned to Africa for slave labour, the issues and mistreatment that took place, and what Europe gained from use of slave labour.
The Earth and Its Peoples, The movement of goods, people, and wealth in the late 17th and 18th centuries permanently changed societies across the continents of Europe, Africa, and North and South America, thereby increasing the reach of globalization in the modern age.
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