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BLSTUHT 2904 Slavery and Freedom August 26 2015 Economic Political Roots of European Expansion in the Americas 0 Columbus in the Americas 1492 Discovery or invasion Trade 0 Europe was trying to expand their trade routes to China and India so they wouldn t have to go through Middle EastMuslim territories o The area is known as the Umayyad Empire Spain North Africa Middle East and areas throughout the Mediterranean Ocean 0 Settlement in India 14981739 Trading posts and colonies all along the coastal sides of southern India Trading was mostly done by the French Portuguese British and Dutch Colonization Displacement and Early Enslavement Native Americans Provided the rst source of labor slavery Repartimiento land lords worked the land Ecomienda boost of the economy Infected with numerous diseases from the Europeans 0 Yellow fever and small pox The Native Americans didn t have a concept of public property 0 Europeans wanted ownership of land but the Native Americans didn t understand what that entailed labor pro t trade etc 0 There were also many indentured servants that came from Europe who were either in poverty had been kidnapped or who were prisoners The Rise of African Enslavement the Plantation Economy and the Role of Private Companies 0 Agricultural expansion in the Americas relied on Africans Tobacco in the upper south Rice and cotton in lower south Tobacco sugar and coffee in the Caribbean and South America Between 16501860 1015 million people came from Africa to both South and North America 0 Plantation Economy Heavy reliance on plantations because they were bringing in a lot of money Focus was on the investments into plantations Desire to exploit the land and people for pro t was paramount Africans enslaved for their labor to advance the economy that boomed from plantations