Slavery - 19:52 Slavery o In 1441, the Portuguese opened...

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19:52 Slavery o In 1441, the Portuguese opened trade by brining slaves to the sugar plantations on the island of Madeira The expansion of sugar production in the Caribbean increased the demand for slaves o Caribbean sugar and slaves were the core of the European colonial system. o 10 – 12 million slaves were transported to the new world from the 15 th to 19 th century One in twenty, 600,000, were delivered to North America o The largest forced migration in history o All Western nations took part in the slave trade The Royal African Company was established by England in 1672 o In 1698 England threw open the trade to regular merchants The Dutch, Swedish, French, Portuguese, and German also took part Map 4 – 1 The African Slave Trade Routes Map 4 – 2 The Concentration of African slaves (Mostly in the Caribbean) Document: Thomas Jefferson says you can’t have slaves after 1808 o Enslavement was an unparalleled shock African slavers attacked villages and took captives
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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