Britt's Atlantic slave trade-gened111

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O’Leary 1 Brittney O’Leary Professor Faunce Gen Ed 111 17 September 2007 The Atlantic Slave Trade: Devastation for the Ages The Atlantic slave trade involved the involuntary shipment of over 15 million people from Africa. These people, against their will, were shipped to the Americas, Brazil, and the Caribbean Islands, as well as Europe. The Atlantic slave trade was a grotesque, manipulative happening because of greed and wealth. The aftermath of the Atlantic slave trade has echoed for generations. The slave trade began when the sugar cane industry moved to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands. The sugarcane plantation owners originally tried using Native Americans for workers, but were too susceptible to illness and were overworked easily. The industry fell upon the poor white men after the Indians were found unsuitable for the job. “Political and civil disturbances in England between 1640 and 1740 augmented the supply of white servants” (Williams 4). People soon realized that buying a “white man’s services for ten years could buy an African for life” (6). Africa was targeted for labor
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEN ED 111 taught by Professor Faunce during the Fall '07 term at Tacoma Community College.

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