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The Atlantic Slave Trade
A critical analysis of the processes and consequences of the Atlantic slave trade.
# 141550 | 2,500 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Slavery) , History (General)

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The paper posits that one of the most extraordinary events in Western history was surely the First Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the later 18th century. The paper discusses how this event changed the shape of the entire world, beginning in Britain and spreading outward, and in effect, massive technological changes sparked equally massive socioeconomic and cultural changes. The paper asserts that the world we live in now would be utterly different if this revolution had not occurred. (Mantoux) The paper explores what caused this revolution.

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"The Atlantic slave trade was the trade of African people to the colonies of the New World in and around the Atlantic Ocean. It endured from the 16th century to the 19th century. Most slaves came from West and Central Africa, and were acquired through trade or capture. In all, as many as 12 million Africans were taken. The Atlantic slave trade is divided into two eras, the First and Second Atlantic Systems. The First Atlantic system spanned 1502 to 1580, and comprised was just 3% of the whole in terms of numbers of slaves; it consisted primarily in the trade of African slaves..."

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