How Was Capitalism a Cause of the Salve Trade and Slavery? The Atlantic was than an example of the Capitalism. English investors gave funds to stock companies would then hire a crew and then send the ships to Africa where they would trade their African slaves. The ships would then transport the slaves to the Americas where they would sell their human cargo and purchase American goods. The ships could yet return to England.
African groups of people were also split up into kingships and because so many of them were being imported to Europe they brought their type of community wight hem when they were traded, one can see that the slaves definitely form something similar to these types of groups when they were settled down. The Atlantic Slave trade also affected Africa socially through the demographic side of things. The slave trade created an offset in the sex ratio which caused decline in the population. It put Africa off-balanced and created man problems for them while the Europeans experience expansion of their class system and the further development of capitalism. Economically the Atlantic slave trade changed the way these countries work.
This was used to make rum. From the West Indies merchants carried the rum, along with guns, gunpowder, and tools to West Africa. they traded their items for slaves, they carried the slaves to the West Indies where they were sold. Traders would take the profits and buy more molasses. The trip was horrible.
The main reason why the portuguese enslaved aficans was so they can have men to work on plantations. During colonial period the demand of suger, tobacco, cotten and other agricultural products increased. When this happened so did the demand of workers to work on the plantations especulay in Brazil. One of the best workers were ones that worked for free and also immune to diseases from the new world, these people were African slaves. The slaves were the the main workers of this time and there were many of them in Brazil, “about 812,000 Slaves,” (Robert Conrad pg.
From West Africa slavers (slave ships) would then carry slaves across the Atlantic to the Americas to a port such as Bridgetown in Barbados or Kingston (Jamaica). The slaves would then be exchanged for sugar, rum, molasses, logwood or mahogany. These tropical products would then be taken back to the port of the departure in Europe. Slave Raids There were 3 ways in which slaves were obtain from West African Societies: 1) Europeans negotiated with raiding parties to obtain slaves in exchange for muskets, huts, pans and mirrors etc. 2) Europeans negotiated with tribal kings who traded captures enemies for muskets, pots etc.
Why was the slave trade abolished in 1807? The Slave Trade, also commonly referred to as The Triangular Trade, was a process in which black slaves from Africa were forced onto slave ships and transported across the Atlantic Ocean, this continued for approximately 300 years. The first European nation to engage in the Transatlantic Slave Trade was Portugal in the mid to late 1400's. Slave ships from Britain left ports like London, Liverpool and Bristol for West Africa carrying goods such as cloth, guns, ironware and drink that had been made in Britain. Later, on the West African coast, these goods would be traded for men, women and children who had been captured by slave traders or bought from African chiefs.
Why did it take so long to abolish the Slave Trade? Define: Slave Trade “The procuring, transporting, and selling of human beings as slaves, in particular the former trade in African blacks as slaves by European countries and North America’’ --wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Arguably the Slave Trade makes up one of the most disagreeable periods of European, American and African history. Its brutalities went on from the 16th until the early 19th centuries; black slaves totalling between 9 and 11 million were removed from their homeland and brought to America (the New World,) against their will. Forced to preform back-breaking labour, under inhumane conditions, otherwise face a punishment such as: whipping or branding, the process of abolition was a slow and gradual one. Throughout this essay I will identify the causes of why it took so long to abolish the slave trade and focus on the arguments surrounding the debate regarding abolition.
African Enslavement In the late seventeenth century and the early eighteenth century, there was a large number of slaves being transferred to North America colonies. A large number of the original African slaves to North America came via Barbados. Barbados was the first “slave society,” which meant that it's economy was completely dependent on enslavement. About forty percent of the English residents of Barbados migrated to other colonies, and they brought their laws and slave holding practices with them. Both South Carolina and the Chesapeake were affected by these Barbadians ways of slave holding.
The British bought only the healthy and strong looking slaves, both men and women, these slaves were then marched to the market and places into chains, from there, they were marched to the coast and once again examined to see whether they were healthy enough to withstand the hard working and living conditions, also if they were usually branded high up on their shoulders or high up on their backs. These branded slaves, were then taken to Barraoon and were placed on the ships. Men were separated from women. And the ships were packed with 600 or more slaves in one to two cabins at the most. They were tightly packed in the warm, dark airless holds below the deck.
Many Africans refused to eat or jumped overboard, committing suicide. In the Middle Passage alone, it is estimated as many as eight million slaves died. African slaves are closely watched on board The third and final stage of the Triangular Trade involved the return to Europe. Ships returned with goods from the plantations such as cotton, sugar, and tobacco. However, before these goods were loaded on the ship, an entire cleaning of the ships took place.