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Factors to the Rise of Slavery The growth of the black slave trade was due to the decline of indentured servants the need for a disease resistant workforce and a workforce that was easily manageable a combination of economic geographic and social factors The New World at the dawn of American slavery was at a rapid expansion rate After years of hardship and meager harvests landowners were finally making profits from crops that took many years to achieve As more farmland was being planted the need for more help was increasingly important At first most farmers had turned to white indentured servants from Europe but the number of indentured servants declined due to increasingly better conditions back in England Indentured servants concluded that the quality of life was better back in England than the Americas Landowners had to look for a different workforce Previously black slaves had been used but only in small numbers Most black slaves were sent to the West Indies instead then slave traders found a new market the Americas Due to the high price of slaves normally a landowner would buy a much cheaper indentured servant but since they were in short supply a slave was the better option Slaves although more expensive were more cost efficient compared to an indentured servant A slave could be kept for life instead of a few years and the landowner was under no obligation to give a slave incentive like land These slaves were essentially perfect for the Americas Geographically the changing climate conditions of the Americas played an important role to the growth of black slavery In the south conditions were hot and humid Landowners needed people who could work in these harsh conditions Slaves from West Africa were already acquainted to the humid tropical-like weather Landowners also needed people who were more resistant to diseases like smallpox or malaria Black slaves were hardier than the European indentured servants The slaves didnt
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