Using two (2) readings on First Hand Accounts of the Atlantic Slave Trade in Lesson 5.4, assess the mechanisms of the Atlantic Slave Trade. What motivated Africans and Europeans to willingly participate in it (so, i.e. I am not talking about enslaved people here)? What motivated Africans and Europeans (different ones, usually) to advocate for its abolition? And why did its abolition take so long?
Response should be 250-300 words