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The european slave trade

The european slave trade

Most European nations participated in the Atlantic trade and contributed to colonial slavery :
– Either by organizing slave-trade expeditions, or,
– By financing expeditions (one example is Switzerland), or,
– By producing goods to be traded on the African coasts to purchase captives or operate plantations.

Some countries were especially active in the slave trade :

Countries Slave-trade Expeditions
England 41%
Portugal 39%
France 13%
Holland 5,7%
Denmark 1,2%

Liverpool, the largest European slave port, initiated 4,894 expeditions, more than the French ports as all French ports combined.

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