Commerce and the need for raw materials encouraged the trade of military arms for war captives with African kingdoms. Portugal interest in acquiring raw materials and create n...
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...e of the only fourth regions: west Africa (Cabinda and Luanda 36.5%), the bight Benin (Whydah 20%), the bight Biafra (Bonny and Calabar 16.6%) and the gold coast (Cape castle and Anomabu 11%).” (transatlantic moment p 65). The slave trade effects varied depending the time and the regions from where they came from but the most distinctive effect was on Africa. Most captives from the trade were in their majority young men that due to their endurance and strength on working in the fields become a major target for european trade, there before the demography of Africa’s populations were hardly impacted leaving an uneven sex ratio in Africa that reduce and pause the population growth between the 1600s to 1800s. Sugar plantations produce an gigantic accumulation of capital for european countries, while at the same time mutilate and engage in the historic ruin of Africa.
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