Slavery was such a vital part in the cultivation of cash crops such as sugarcane that it was introduced to North America with its colonization. The availability of land combined with the growing demand of sugarcane in Europe quickly created an insatiable demand for African slaves, whom, by happenstance, tended to be suited well for work in the warm and tropical environments of the Americas. These Africans at first became indentured servants; nevertheless, the growing arrogance of the white man in his spiritual superiority and the need for even more labor led to the swift decline of the indentured servant. When other alternatives to slavery such as cheap white labor and convict laborers failed to deliver the desired results, the prevalent abstraction of a racially-based slave system finally emerged in the 1680’s. Furthermore, slave uprisings would also play a role in the shaping of the structure of slavery.
Expansion of the country, invention of the cotton gin, and greater demand for cotton were all contributing factors to the changes in the slave population in early America. However as the country was expanding westward, slavery became the main issue. Which states would allow slavery and which opted out of slavery? These issues the federal government took on and began overriding state laws, all these issue pushed the country into civil war. However, what part did slave narratives play in gaining support of the banning of slavery?
These were exchanged at a profit on the coast of Africa for Negroes, who were traded on the plantations, at another profit, in exchange for a cargo of colonial produce to be taken back to the home country. As the volume of trade increased, the triangular trade was supplemented, but never supplanted, by a direct trade between home country and the West Indies, exchanging home manufactures directly for colonial produce. Most significant, however, is the fact that the trade in slaves was the key aspect of the triangular trade in which the increasing demand for goods led to the expansion and further development of capitalist industry in Europe. It is important to understand the historical though costly contribution of
(As the south was mainly agricultural, they heavily relied on imported goods that they couldn’t produce themselves) Missouri Compromise. * Was the first serious dispute between the North and South over the issue of slavery. * Concerns between the North and South involving new states were laid to rest with compromises that were meant to make each side happy. * Out of this came the Missouri compromise. * This was when Missouri (slave state) wished to enter the Union.
Slavery built the U.S.’s economy. As we’ve learned through the readings and all the films and documentaries watched in this class, two of the largest exports out of the U.S. (the South, to be more specific) were cotton and tobacco, which were picked by the slaves. As the demands for cotton and tobacco increased, so did the number of slaves, which unfortunately led to (White Americans) believing to be superior and led to hate and discriminating against a group of people based on their skin color. This led the Civil Rights Movement in 1964, which changed history in America, with some important events that I’ve learned from taking this class. Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion, (also known as the Southampton Insurrection), which was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton county in Virginia in August 1831.
England was rich in supplies of coal for energy, and iron for construction. England’s population grew rapidly in the 18th century. Britain was the leader of the Industrial Revolution because of better production possibilities, a large necessity for work, and a more modernized form of government. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, England transformed from a traditional agricultural nation to an industrial powerhouse. The industrialization of England required a vast abundance of resources; England quickly colonized many areas of Africa and South Asia.
The discovery and exploration of the Americas led to an initially slow but exponentially increasing westward migration by European countries. Among all the countries were England and Spain who colonized the majority of what is now the United States Eastern Coast. Both intrigued by the rumors and stories of gold and riches that beset the new lands they each did their part in western colonization; and not without reciprocal influence. Initial English colonies were established not only with cliché intentions of religious freedom but also with hopes of new economic expansion through agriculture as well as tactical, advantageous military purposes in the ever-present conflict with Spain. Mainly all original westward exploration was due to desires for gold and riches and in the case of the English this was no exception.
The History of Slavery in the Caribbean The introduction of slavery to the Caribbean changed the region dramatically. The effects of slavery in the Caribbean had a much greater impact than in any other area in the world. The combination of sugar and slavery in the Caribbean led to a dramatic shift in the demographics of the Caribbean. When the Europeans came upon the Caribbean it was found to be profitable for agriculture. “The first French and English settlements were established in the early 1620s to grow tobacco” (Rogozinski, 68).
America had the resources to solely rely on agricultural, but the incoming of new inventions made it harder to pass up a great opportunity and America had to use these innovations to their advantage. The Industrial Revolution brought many settlers to America to work in the growing factories. More workers meant more production, thus creating an economic boom in America. This economic boom was also the start of prosperity for the people in America. The fact that people would travel West and have a new way of life using the new technology and at the same time being able to have land that was all their own.
Topic How was the Transatlantic Trade in humans organised to obtain maximum profits for the Europeans and what effects did it have on its victims? Rationale The reason I chose this topic is because it was a fascinating period in the history of the Caribbean and I wanted to investigate how this trade was conducted and the impact it had not only on the Europeans but also the Africans. Introduction There was a great demand for slaves during the 17th century due to the rapid growth and expansion of the sugar industry in the Caribbean. "Sugar planters clamoured for African slaves, without whom they could not expand production. " To satisfy the need for slave labour, the Transatlantic Slave Trade developed.