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The Transatlantic Slave Trade & Slavery
The Settlers saw the Africans as a lesser culture so they enslaved them.
The colonists enslaved Africans because they could not enslave Native Americans
The people would have to line up on the bottom of a ship in very bad conditions, people were very sick and hurt.
The Middle passage was bringing slaves from Africa to the Americas.
By 1600, the Dutch and French had brought slaves to the colonies.
In the early 1500s, slaves were brought to the caribbean
In the 1400s slaves were brought by Portuguese ships to Cape Verde and other islands.
Slaves would sometimes burn things or tear things apart as an act of rebellion.
In some Cases, On slave ships, the slaves would rebel and try to take the ship and turn it around.
Because of this, The White Elite gave the Poor white Land and small privileges so that they would not get angry.
The White Elite were afraid that the Slaves and the Poor whites would get mad at the White Elite and form an army together and overpower the Elite.
50 Million lives were lost to slavery in this period of slavery.
By 1800 10-15 Million Africans had been enslaved in the Americas.
American Slavery was the cruelest form of slavery because of the Pre-Existing disdain for the other the Race.
The places that were involved were Europe, Africa, and the Americas. This existed because the Americas needed slaves and they traded for goods.
The transatlantic slave trade involved places trading goods and resources and slaves.