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15.4 slave trade

  1. 1. Objectives • Explain how triangular trade worked. • Understand the nature of the Middle Passage and describe its effects. • Analyze the impact of the Atlantic slave trade.
  2. 2. LEQ: How did the Atlantic slave tradeshape the lives and economies ofAfricans and Europeans?
  3. 3. triangular trade – colonial trade routes among Europe andits colonies, the West Indies, and Africa in which goods wereexchanged for slaves A series of trade routes linking Europe, Africa, and the Americas arose during the 1500s. • This was known as triangular trade. • The Atlantic slave trade, in which slaves were transported to America, was one part of the triangle.
  4. 4. 3. Finally, merchants carried goods from America to Europe— sugar, cotton, furs. 1. First, ships brought European goods2. Slaves were to Africa—guns, transported to cloth, cash. the Americas on the second leg, known as the Middle Passage.
  5. 5. • Merchants and certainTriangular industries thrived. Fortrade helped example, shipbuildingcolonial and tobacco growingeconomies were very lucrative.grow. • Port cities such as Bristol in England and Newport, Rhode Island, grew quickly as a result.
  6. 6. • Middle Passage – the second leg of triangular trade in which slaves were transported to the Americas The Middle Passage was a terrible journey in which many people died. Africans were taken from villages and forced to walk in chains to ports such as Elmina, Ghana. Once on the ships, Africans were packed below the decks for a long voyage of weeks or months.
  7. 7. • mutiny – a revolt aboard a ship Slave ships faced many dangers and horrors on their journeys. There were mutinies, storms at sea, and raids by pirates. Slave ships were Most died of disease “floating coffins” in such as dysentery which up to half of or smallpox. Others the Africans on committed suicide. board died.
  8. 8. The impact of the Atlantic slave trade on Africans was devastating. African states and societies were torn apart.Individual Africans lost their lives, as many as 2 million during the brutal Middle Passage.11 million enslaved Africans were taken to theAmericas by the time the slave trade stopped in the mid-1800s.
  9. 9. LEQ: How did the Atlantic slave tradeshape the lives and economies ofAfricans and Europeans?A big part of it was the slave trade, in whichAfricans were taken from their homes, sold,and sent to the Americas.As other European nations establishedcolonies, the slave trade intensified.
  10. 10. LEQ: How did the Atlantic slave tradeshape the lives and economies ofAfricans and Europeans?A big part of it was the slave trade, in whichAfricans were taken from their homes, sold,and sent to the Americas.As other European nations establishedcolonies, the slave trade intensified.

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