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Unformatted text preview: for slaves. Slaves brought over to Americas to work on plantations.-16 th century-19 th century-Mostly in the 18 th century (50 thousand a year) Where do slaves go?-Only 2 percent went to north America in atlantic slave trade-45% go to Caribbean-More than 40% go to brazil-Spain and Portugal dominated slave trade early on then france and engalnd dominate it later on Economic Demand:-Plantaions: overseas settlement that produced stable crops that were farmed by slave labor, and were owned by colonial settlers from Western Europe.-Each plantation was about 200 acres and had 100 slaves The slave trade and racism:-Main points: racism as an ideology that justified legitimated the harsh realities of slave trade-...
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- Spring '08