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Lecture 4

LECTURE 4 - A MERCHANT EMPIRE AND THE SLAVE TRADE

 

1. The role of trade

2. British trade - new trends

  • growing demand for exotic products
  • increased demand in Europe for British re-exports
  • increased demand in the American colonies

3. Geographical distribution of trade

4. The Atlantic economy and the triangular trade

5. Slavery - 1.3 million in the 17th C.

  • 5.9 million in the 18th C.

6. Mercantilist policies