We are forced to work and we do not even get anything
The growth of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Spread of slavery
During this period there is rich soil and a growth of cash crops. (tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo, sugar cane, etc)
Demand for cash crops was rising and countries needed cheap labor. Countries imported slaves from Africa
Demand for cash crops continued to increase and so did slave ownership. Soon, over 12.5 million slaves had been imported in a short period of time. It was more economically efficient for plantation owners.