Why was the slave trade established?
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They were bought from Arab slave traders or local chieftains and shipped in terrible conditions. Many died at sea.
The traders paid for their slaves with goods from England, which in turn were paid for by sugar from the West Indies. In this way a triangular trading route was established, taking goods from England to Africa, slaves from Africa to the West Indies and sugar from the West Indies to England.
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