The Atlantic Community and the Slave Economy-what it means to be enlightened is a problem. At
same time this is happening people are starting to talk about human rights. Western European soc
acting in a contradicitory fashion, enslaving people. There are two competing impulses. Concern f
human rights, and
We have an economy coming to commerce and slavery. Western EU upgrading in contradictory fa
That is, slaving people while talking about human rights in public.
he atlantic Community: Speculation, Colonialism, and Trade
.-by the 18
Western Europeans were active….Easier to travel by ship than by horse. Focus on the
blue bits of the seas. The result of this sea lanes in the world in order to travel created a
new economy that was more diverse, complex than any other international system. There
was an economic system based on seas. The difference is a scale, Now there is ocean
navigation, that was capital intensive, more naviagation, more planning was involved.
The Atlantic ocean is what we are talking about. Western European states such as spain,
England, Portugal, dutch, Netherlands, exploit their coastlines.
By 18th century, western eu are active throughout the worlds. Indian, Pacific and Atlantic
oceans crowded during this time. Busy and well traffic. Focus on the seas. Economic system
based on water during ancient world. Mediteranean is small land. Now we are talking about
(atlantic community) ocean navigation, much more capital intensive. Need changes in finance
and planning. Different! Atlantic goes all the way down to South Am and South Af, hence
this is huge body water we are talking about.
Spain, potugal, england, france and netherlands are interested in exploring the atlantic. At that
time it is an issue of scale. There was an increase in participation, more dynamic power.
France and Spain and England try to use water to expand the countries profile.
In the 17
century there is a increase in participation, scale. There is a new power
dynamic, France, Spain, and England-these guys used the ocean to forward their own
profile by taking advantage of one other.
Spain has the most extensive trade network in the 17
and early 18
century. Extend to
North Africa, and thru pacific. One reason that it had this was because their trade network
included the pacific and the atlantic ocean. What were they trading. Labor intensive