SLAVERY *All empires during the 19th Century were owned slaves. *Slaves came from different places, but especially from Greece, Roma and Africa. *Their occupations varied: tutors, administrators, agricultural laborers, domestic servants, etc. *The sugar plantation played an important role because it increased the growth of slave trade between the 15th & 18th Century. *Slavery soon became one of the most important facts in the economy.
*Some people were against slavery, such as Lourenco da Silva. *People who were against slavery faced a hard time trying to find reasons to avoid it. *African slaves learned about Christianity *Denmark was the first state to abolish slavery in 1792. *Slavery ended in Europe during the first years of the 19thCentury. *Brazil was one of the last places on abolishing slavery.
IMPORTANT PEOPLE Antoine de Bougainville *French mathematician and explorer. *Had the same dream as Columbus; to discover new lands. *He discovered a new place on 1768 (Tahiti), what he called a perfect place with perfect people. *He met Aotourou a native Tahitian and took him to Paris. Captain James Cook *He also went with the same purposes to the Pacific, and gather information. *He got enough data, calculations, and even some specimens of plants and minerals. *He met a native from what is known today as Hawaii; his name was Omai. *Omai became very popular.