The Transatlantic Slave trade

We will begin to take a look at how America got it’s slave population. Between 1500 and and 1827 millions of slaves were brought from West Africa to the New World. The conditions surrounding slave trade were brutal. A couple of facts

1. Without slaves America would never have become the most powerful nation in the world

2. A large fortune was made in the slave trade. It made enormous profit for the slave traders, and the people who bought this free labor.  Lets take a look at the slave trade in terms of how it was organized and how it was so powerful.

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