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