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What were the reasons for the decline of Trans-Atlantic trade?

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Reasons for decline of Trans-Atlantic Trade include;

  • Decline for demand of Sugar
  • Independence of USA. This deprived Britain her profits
  • Industrial revolution replaced human labour with machines
  • Christian missionaries condemned slave trade as being in human 
  • There were several slave revolts
  • Contributions of Africans who campaigned against slave trade e.g. King Nzinga
  • The impact of French revolution which spread ideas of liberty
  • Development of legitimate trade which replaced slave trade
  • Role of the economist who argued free labor was better than forced labour.
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