How and why did slavery become the key component of the Atlantic Trade System during the 1600s and 1700s?
When answering this question your paper will need to address several of the following topics:
The general outline of the Atlantic trade system
The rise of sugar as a plantation crop, how it was produced, who produced it, who ate it, etc.
The experience of slaves
Make sure that you use examples and refer to the various materials we have been studying, the textbook, the Mintz reading, the film “A Terrible Transformation” and the primary source slave narratives.
Paper format: 1,000-1,300 words (roughly 4-5 pages), typed, double-spaced, 12 point font. Papers must be saved in Word (.doc or .docx format) or as .odt (Open Text Document) or .rtf (Rich Text Format) or .pdf (Portable Document Format) only! Make sure to include your last name as part of the file name. (Example: gerlach paper.doc).