Asked in History of EuropeAfrican-American HistorySlavery
Why were africans sent to work in the new world?
July 17, 2014 12:50PM
The early Spanish colonists managed to kill off huge numbers of Caribbean Native Americans through disease and by overworking them in mines. Having depleted he native populations, and needing a source of inexpensive labor, they turned to Africa and developed the slave trade.