How did the European mariners of the 15th and 19th centuries use the westerly winds of the western hemisphere differently than the Indian Ocean mariners used the monsoons?
European mariners used the westerly winds to travel to the new world while Indian Ocean mariners depended on windwheels. Edit
Why did the Portuguese slave trade move down the coast of Angola?
-The Portuguese were looking for better profit than Kongo.
-Portuguese merchants sought high value merchandise such as copper, ivory, and most of all slaves. the people of this area traded these things for textiles, weapons, advisors, and artisans.
"Sir, many of our people, keenly desirous of the wares and things of your Kingdoms, which are brought here by your people, and in order to satisfy their voracious appetite, seize many of our people, freed and exempt men, and they kidnap even nobles, and the sons of nobles, and our relatives, and take them to be sold to the Whites who are in our Kingdoms." This quotation comes from a 1526 letter to a European monarch from a king located...
On the western coast of Africa (Kongo) Edit