Atlantic Slave Trade

Atlantic Slave Trade - Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins and...

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Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins and Operations Atlantic Slave Trade Europe, Africa, North and South America Difficulties in studying trade Need for literacy in demographic history and quantitative analysis Need grounding in economics Need to read several languages need for knowledge of African history, history of the Americas and the Caribbean Economics of Slave Trade Economic enterprise Pieces contributing to the development of an Atlantic economy o Plantation system of the New World o New economic institutions (as a result of trade) o New partnerships between private investors and governments o New relationships between European African merchants Origin Opening up of the Western hemisphere (discovery of new world) Portuguese – mainly Portugal o 800 slaves a year – 1450s and 60s o 1500 in 1460s and 70s o over 2000 in 1480s and 90s post 1500 – plantation system on Sao Tome – plantation complex Portuguese and Spanish conquest of Caribbean and Brazil
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUMN 007 taught by Professor Blyden during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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