Atlantic Slave Trade. Causes of African Slavery Muslim transported 17 million Africans European interest Africans were immune to European disease Experience in farming Difficult escape Buying and selling of slaves Started with 300,000 in the 1500s ended with about 9.5 million in 1870.
Cotton, Tobacco, Sugar
Slaves, Gold, Ivory
Corn, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, pineapples, tobacco and cacao beans
Horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, bananas, yams, black eyed peas,
wheat, barley, rice and oats
Disease (small pox and measles
Joint Stock Companies