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The Relationship of Puritans and the Portuguese As Related to Slavery The relationship between the Puritans and the Native Americans is much like the relationship between the Portuguese and the Native Africans. Both the English and the Portuguese came to new lands in search of things like gold and new territory, however both brought catastrophe to the native people. While the Puritans cornered the market on America, the Portuguese slowly took power away from the Islamic Empire and began to export African slaves. The Portuguese came to Africa like many others in the interest of gold. They were sponsored by Prince Henry who hoped to bring riches to Portugal. In 1441, Portuguese sailors were traded gold dust from Muslim traders. “The following year, Portuguese explorers returned from Africa with more gold dust and another cargo: ten Africans,” (PBS). This began the steady rise of slavery. Sailors soon gained permission from an African leader to build a trading out post. “The first of the major European trading ‘forts’, Elmina, was founded on the gold Coast in 1482. Elmina, which of course, means the mine, became a major trading centre for
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course RWS 200 taught by Professor Ketrick during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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