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  • America
  • Hispaniola
  • Get to work slaves!
  • 17th Century
  • I offer you a good amount of slaves , in return for sugar plantations.
  • I agree with your offer, we have a deal!
  • When Europeans began to explore the Americas, Africans were part of most expeditions to the region.
  • Europe
  • The Spanish brought them in the early 16th century to work on sugar plantations and in gold mines on the island of Hispaniola (current-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Slaves were also put to work draining the shallow lakes of Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital, in Mexico.
  • Mid of 17th Century
  • The slave trade increased in the seventeenth century, as more large-scale agricultural production increased the need for labor. The demand for sugar, a highly profitable crop that grew well in various parts of the Americas, continued to grow.
  • America 1807
  • The Europeans introduced large-scale production of indigo, rice, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, and cotton.
  • Imports of African slaves increased over the latter half of the 17th century and into the 18th. Approximately 1.3 million slaves were exported on the trans-Atlantic route in the 17thcentury; over 6 million were exported in the 18th century.
  • The end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade began in the early 19th century, with bans on the importation of slaves in Britain and the U.S. in 1807. International pressure, as well as British blockades of slave ships, led to the decline of the slave trade, which had mostly ended by the 1850s.
  • Block those slave ships! We do not need more.
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