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Atlantic Slave Trade unit summary


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Atlantic Slave Trade unit summary

  1. 1. Atlantic Slave Trade 1770-1807 • Impact of slavery on Africa and West Indian plantations • Slave factories • The Middle Passage • Organisation of the trade • Impact on British cities Triangular Trade Slave experiences Britain & the Caribbean Abolitionist campaigns • Importance of tropical crops • Influence of the British in the Caribbean • Caribbean trade and impact on British economy • Negative impact of slavery on the Caribbean • Living and working conditions on the plantations • Other slave work • Slave punishment • Resistance on the plantations • Fear of revolt • Origins of abolitionism • Famous abolitionists • Abolitionist methods • Defenders of the trade • Reasons for abolition