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The Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1900


The Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1900

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This course will introduce the student to the history of the Atlantic slave trade from 1500 to 1900. The student will learn about the slave trade, its causes, and its effects on Africa, Europe, and the Americas. By the end of the course, the student will understand how the Atlantic slave trade began as a fledgling enterprise of the English, Portuguese, and Spanish in the 1500s and why, by the mid-eighteenth century, the trade dominated Atlantic societies and economies. This free course may be... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 10, 2014
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Submitter: Sean Connor
Keywords: Slave Trade, Middle Passage, Empires, Abolition, Slavery, History, Voyages, Africa, New World


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States


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