Russia, Latin America, and Africa
(1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E.

Russia, Africa, and Latin America occupied a subordinate position to Europe during the early Modern Period. All three developed coercive labor systems, with Russia developing an extreme form of serfdom. Africa served as a source of slaves for the growing demands of the plantation economies being established in Latin America, while Latin America served as a source of goods, particularly silver and sugar. This dramatic re-orientation of each continent's focus had tremendous political, social, and cultural impact.

Important Links

Wikipedia - History of the Slave Trade

This site provides a good overview of the various slave trades: Atlantic, Saharan, and Indian Ocean slave trades.

Slavery Images
This site provides images of slavery from around the world.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial Latin America
This site provides valuable resources of primary sources when researching the era.

Music of the Slave Trade