Where were slaves taken to in America?


Where were slaves taken to in America?

Slavery in the New World:

When the European powers began to colonize Africa and the New World at the end of the 15th century, the monopoly on both of these regions became profitable. Soon, the resources that could be shipped back and forth to markets in Europe shared the demand for cheap labor. This era of cross-Atlantic trade saw the need for slaves from Africa to be shipped west to harvest the crops and package them in the ships, bound for markets in Europe.

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African-born slaves were taken to numerous drop-off points in the Caribbean, depots that dotted the lands between North and South America. Places like...

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