Slavery in British America

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  • Created on: 18-01-18 16:49

The British economoy depended heavily on slaves ( 100,000's of salves).

Most slaves worked in the southern colonies this meant:

- cheap workforce as did not have to pay workers 

- had a variety of skills and experience 

- there was roughly 80% of population made up of salves in south

Britian brought a asiento which means only Britian could trade slaves. 

But they payed a lot of money for it and had to give Spain a certain amount of slaves a year. Also the price of slaves was going down. This was a bad deal for Britian.

Slaves worked in tobacco fields and…


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