Slave system of Brazil was similar to the slave trade of the transatlantic regions of Cuba and Puerto Rico. It has been said that the number of slaves in Brazil was the highest when compared to other countries in the transatlantic region. Trade flourished in the region owing to the slaves. There was increase in the production of the economy and in general within the population. It has been said that the Brazil was one of the last countries to abolish slavery in the region. In America, the slavery is found to have originated around early 17th century. Slavery was abolishing action was initiation when there was Declaration of Independence was signed. According to history, slavery was abolished in early 19th century. Similar to Brazil, slavery was found to be the main cause of trade enhancement and production in the areas. The lands around the region were exploited and cultivated using slaves in the region.In the early nineteenth century, the Brazilian coffee played an important role in the economy of the Paraiba do Sul River Valley. This was found in the province of San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerias.
This subsequently underwent a number of changes. This process of production of the coffee was considered to be related with the transatlantic slave trade. The country dominated the coffee production for the next two centuries, owing to the efforts of the slaves in the region. It was found that 450000 slaves were involved in the works of coffee production from 1811 to 1830. The transatlantic trade was dependent very much on the slave trade exiting in the region. It was found that there were individual slave gangs who were present to oversee the operation of the slaves. For the greed of the people involved, the slaves were made to work harder and more pressure was bestowed on the slaves to make them work hard. This leads to the slaves being oppressed more than American slaves. Brazilian salve lords fought for very long to ensure that the slave trade existed and favor the paternalistic instincts that were pervasive in the society. The abolitionist policy followed in Britain was met with great restrain in Brazil (Dean, 1997).