European Exploration and Colonization. Chapter2, Section 1. The Slave Trade. The arrival of Europeans in Africa started the Atlantic slave trade. The slave trade began in the 15 th century and lasted until the 20 th century.
Chapter2, Section 1
The increasing market for sugar, tobacco, rice, and indigo led to the demand for more slaves.
Unlike slavery in Africa, Asia, and Europe, slavery in the Americas was based on race.
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