Explain six factors that led to the decline of the Trans-Atlantic trade.
The development of Industrial Revolution in Europe shifted the demand from slaves to agricultural produce e.g. Palm oil.
The need to retain Africans in their homelands to produce raw materials for export to Europe.
The attainment of independence by the USA left Britain without colonies where she would talk the slaves to work.
The rise of Humanitarians in Britain made up missionaries and some parliamentarians pressurized the British government to abolish the slave trade and slavery.
The development of the legitimate trade which was more profitable and less costly replaced slave trade and slavery.
Britain influenced other European countries to stop slavery and slave trade by signing anti slave trade treaties.
Use of machines in farms/industries rendered slave labour unnecessary.
Lending Economist e.g. Adams smiths argued that free people were more productive than slaves.
French Rev. of 1789 spread ideas of Liberty qualifying brotherhood to all mankind
Closure of American slave market after the defeat of S. American stated at the civil war.
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