Establishment and Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Discuss the reasons for the establishment and the abolition of the transatlantic slave system.

This includes the conquest of the Americas, the need for labor, why they could not use indigenous labor, why turn to Africa, and what the conditions of slaves were like. Discuss the abolition of slavery: from the late 18th century, pressure to abolish slavery, some say due to religious motivation, and others said it was economically profitable for Britain to end slavery. Discuss the end of slavery.