How did African slaves contribute to the development of the Americas?
They were the base of the economy in Southern states
Slaves were dported to the Americas in order to work in the agricultural sector. They worked in cotton fields and also in tobacco and indigo plantations. Though most whites did not own slaves, slavery was the most prosperous activity in the South and in many colonies(Cuba, Haiti, etc). Slavery was legal everywhere in the colonies before 1776 but in the South they were much more numerous and were more crucial to the economy.