1450 - Spanish & Portuguese start slaving in Africa.
1865 - Still smuggling slaves until the end of the civil war (technically illegal in 1808).
The Atlantic Slave Trade 1.1 Why? - Labor shortage(of poverty) - Feelings of superiority(for color of skin) - Greed (the fact they treat them with indifference to feel better and get more of those people)
1.2The Atlantic Slave Trade mapWhere to? Where from?
1.4 Phases of the Slave trade Capture -Most captured 50-100 miles inland -Tribes often did not have a choice in helping capture neighbors “divide and conquer
Phases of the Slave Trade(2) West African expectations about slavery: -Slaves were not slaves for life -A slave’s child would not be a slave.
Phases of the Slave Trade(3) 1.5 “Seasoning” Was a process conducted during the Atlantic slave trade for the purpose of "breaking" slaves. The practice conditioned the African captives for their new lot in life, newly arrive black African captive would have to be trained into the daily rigors that await them in the Americas. This training was carried out on Plantations in the Caribbean such as Jamaica.
1.8 Growth of Slavery The Revolution that ideals of independence and equality would extend to the black American population, this hope died with the invention of the cotton gin in 1793. With raw cotton could be quickly cleaned; The first federal census of 1790 counted 697,897 slaves; by 1810, there were 1.2 million slaves, a 70 percent increase. • Cotton Gin Petition • The Cotton Press