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Slavery TRADE history oppression project

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FC: TRran-Atlantic Slave Trade

1: Long ago back in the slave times. the slaves were people of Africa's who was riped from there home land for profit. this was known as slaves, The profits made from the global trade of sugar, tea and coffee were the major driving force behind the triangular trade. For centuries it provided substantial quantities of venture capital for the industrial revolution and the development of the western European economy.

2: The vast majority of Africans were treated like cattle and worked in the fields but a minority were ordered to become domestic slaves, taken on as sailors or soldiers, or taught crafts and skills, such as carpentry and metalwork.

3: Cruel and severe punishments were used to keep order and ensure a steady pace of work. For many slaves floggings and beatings were part of daily life. Other systems of control included houses of correction.

4: Ship’s logs and accounts of sailors such as Alexander Falconbridge show the determination of many Africans to rise up and fight their captors, to attempt suicide rather than bear enslavement, or their refusal to eat, follow orders or co-operate.

5: o | Some historians such as Peter Fryer have argued that the economics of the trade helped stifle African economic development while supporting and stimulating the European and North American process of industrialization and urbanization.

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