Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade. Why was slavery widespread in Africa prior to 1440?. African concept of land ownership – no private property Kings create loyal following Spoils of war Social status. Characteristics of African Slavery. Slaves inherited Served variety of functions
Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade
1. Labor intensive agriculture in New World –
2. Native Americans were ineffective
Stage 3: 1650 – 1800 (peak)
Reasons for increase:
Sugar and Mol.
Rum and Guns