Because of the high demands of the transatlantic slave trade, African coastal nations warred against nations on the interior for the sake of capturing humans. Over time, this devastated much of Africa, weakening once-wea... More » History Modern History

The Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the Americas was caused by the enormous demand for labor in the plantations of the America and Africa's already extant slave markets. It took little time for the demand to outs... More » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

Britain benefited from the transatlantic slave trade by using African slaves to work British-owned plantations in the colonies, particularly in the Caribbean islands. Profits from the slave trade also supported banks and... More » History Modern History Modern Europe
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