THE AMERICAN SLAVE TRADE

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THE AMERICAN SLAVE TRADE

THE AMERICAN SLAVE TRADE

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Slave trade has been one of the most controversial issues in the world. It is widely regarded as an issue around which the modern United States of America was formed after the American War that revolved around the subject of abolishment of slaves. The slave trade is regarded as a triangular trade as it involved a number of players in Africa, Europe, and United States.  In Africa, there were slave owners who sold them off to European slave traders. They were later transported to Caribbean region and United States where they worked in large sugar farms. Slave trade was considered as an illegal trade as it involved human trafficking and caused a lot of suffering and distraction of social lives. Most slaves who were shipped to American worked as indentured slaves. These were slaves who entered into a contract with their employer for a period typically ranging from three to seven years. They were not paid but they were provided with transportation, food, clothing, lodging, and with other necessities which were often limited.  Unlike other slaves, indentured servant worked for only a given period of time.