Africa and Atlantic World
By Jake(2,3) and Blake(1,4)
Social Effects of the Slave trade
Political effects of the slave trade
All the previous political system they had in Africa was disrupted due to the slave trade. The Europeans set up a predatory regime powers that intervened in the political process to prevent the rise of the centralized African states that would have hamper their slave trade. This left the African society disorganized and vulnerable, which later led to European colonialism.
How the Plantation System worked
Sugar was mainly a crop of the Caribbean and tobacco was produced in the North America. The workers were mainly the slaves imported to the New World from the Atlantic slave trade.
The Labor conditions in plantation systems were poor. The Europeans relied on the use or threat of violence to force the slave production. Also, they used cruel methods to enforce white control over large slave populations such as punishment, torture and exhausting work. Slaves were individualized in order that they not band together and revolt.