Slavery Facts – 115 Unknown Facts About Slavery
Slavery in America Facts
In 1526, the first slave voyage was sailed from Africa to the Americas.
From 1526 to 1867 known as the era of Atlantic slave trade, nearly 12.5 million slaves were shipped from Africa to the Americas, and only 10.7 million survived the journey.
Slavery began in America in 1619 when the first African Slaves were brought to aid in the production of tobacco crops.
European colonist before the arrival of Africans relied on the enslavement of Native Americans.
1 to 1.25 million Europeans were captured and taken as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, slavery was practiced throughout the America.
Black slaves in the 17th and 18th century mainly worked on tobacco, rice and indigo plantations.
In the late 18th century, land used to grow tobacco exhausted, and the South faced economic crisis, and the growth of slavery in America seemed in doubt.
At the same time there was a surge in the demand of American cotton demand in England, and the invention of cotton gin increased the production of cotton which again led to the dependence on slave labor.
Eli Whitney invented cotton gin in 1793.