Discussion Board 4

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Describe the nature of the early African-European contact.

At first, the relations between the Europeans and Africans centered primarily on the trade of items such as gold, ivory, cloth and guns. Then things took a turn for the worse when trade turned to from gold, ivory, cloth and guns to humans.

What is meant by enslavement?

Enslavements is the making slaves of your captives or forcibly dispossessing an owner of property (people).

How did the plantation system make slavery a lucrative business?

The plantation made slavery a lucrative business because slavery anchored merchant capitalism. The slaves enriched planters of cotton, tobacco, indigo, and sugar.

What part did racism play in the treatment of the enslaved
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