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Development of the System of Slavery

Summary: Describes how the aspect of slavery developed in North America.
Slavery was introduced to the Americas through the popularity of sugar. As soon as Christopher Columbus introduced the sugar cane to Europe, European countries such as Spain, were establishing sugar-producing colonies in the Americas. Indian labor was first used in these colonies for the production of sugar, but because Indians were drastically dying off by the hundreds and thousands, due to European diseases and harsh labor, African labor was soon sought. Numerous West Africans were being transported to various European colonies in North America to work the sugar plantations. As the market for sugar began to increase, so did the number of Africans transported across the Atlantic to North America. This means of transportation is noted in history as the African Slave Trade. According to scholars, 76 percent of the 11 million Africans that unwillingly partook in the African Slave Trade arrived in North America between...

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