1500- European settlers set up 1750- The Slave Trade was at its
plantations in America and the West height.
Indies. These were large and needed
1764- There were 74 slave ships
working from Liverpool, 32 from
1510- At first labourers were white Bristol. British ships transported
European, but the journey was 50,000 slaves a year.
dangerous and many workers died.
1517- Spanish traders began to take
African slaves and sell them to
1562- Britain began to sell slaves to
Spanish plantation owners in the
1673- There were 30,000 slaves in
1713- British traders were supplying
4,800 slaves a year to the Spanish
colonies in the Caribbean.
The Slave Trade
The Americas ?
Some captains argued that more room saved lives; others said that
the more you packed in to start with, the more you had left at the
Design a poster either against slavery for display on
the classroom wall.
Include a catchy title and images.
Include some factual information about the slave trade.
Did you know that
Europe has been
trading slaves with
America since 1562.
Imagine if it was
you who was chained
and put on a
crowded ship with
only 45cm of space
to move around in.
Help us to campaign
against slavery. Put Say
an end to this awful