“The NEGRO SLAVES were ‘the strength and sinews of this western world.’ Negro slavery demanded the Negro slave trade. Therefore the preservation and improvement of the trade to Africa was ‘a matter of very high importance to this kingdom and the plantations thereunto belonging.’ And thus it remained, up to 1783, a cardinal object of British foreign policy.”

Source: Eric Williams. Capitalism & Slavery. pg. 30. 1944. 

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