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Portugal Slave Trade

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Emma Blaiklock

on 13 June 2011

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Portugal Slave Trade 1440 - 1640 slave trade became a huge business Africans were excellent workers: they often had experience of agriculture and keeping cattle, they were used to a tropical climate, resistant to tropical diseases, and they could be "worked very hard" on plantations or in mines Also known as The Atlantic slave trade, or the transatlantic slave trade once brought to the new world they were slaves and made to do many tasks such as:
the construction industry, and shipping, in houses to work as servants (mostly women and children) labor on coffee, cocoa, cotton and sugar plantations, or in gold silver and other mineral mines. The major countries who imported and exported slaves were the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Spanish, the Dutch during the Atlantic slave trade, Portugal was responsible for transporting roughly over 4.5 million Africans (roughly 40% of the total) most slaves died of malnutrition on the way across the atlantic The first stage of the Triangular Trade involved taking manufactured goods from Europe to Africa: cloth, spirit, tobacco, beads, cowrie shells, metal goods, and guns. The guns were used to help expand empires and obtain more slaves (until they were finally used against European colonizers). These goods were exchanged for African slaves. •The second stage of the Triangular Trade (the middle passage) involved shipping the slaves to the Americas. The final stage of the Triangular Trade involved the return to Europe with the produce from the slave-labor plantations: cotton, sugar, tobacco, molasses and rum. Stages of Passage: Bibliography:
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/history/slave-trade.php the Portuguese built their first permanent trading post on the western coast of present-day Ghana west coast was area most effected by the slave trade for almost a century the portugese had an agreement with the local cheifs in order to maintain slaves. Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 slave revolts and new technolgy ended trading
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