BC: Anna 13551 World Cultures - Miss Brentzel Slave Trade Project
1: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade took place across the Atlantic ocean from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Africans were sold by Africans to European slave traders and then transported to colonies in North and South America.
2: The slaves were treated very badly and were held on ships for months at a time under horrible conditions. They each had about eighteen inches of space to sit. They had tubs at one end of the hold on the ship, but never emptied them. All around them people were sweating, vomiting, urinating and defecating. Many fainted or died because of the horrible smell.
3: The trading of African slaves benefited the European slave traders greatly, because their economic system centered on making goods and clothing to sell in Europe. Increasing the number of slaves helped this a great deal.
4: The first to engage in the New World slave trade were the Portuguese. The slaves were considered cargo by the ship owners and to be transported by the Americans as quickly and cheaply as possible.
5: After the slaves were sold they would work on coffee, tobacco, cocoa, cotton and sugar plantations. They also worked in Gold and Silver mines, rice fields, construction industry, cutting timber for ships and as house servants.
6: Slavery was finally abolished in Britain in 1833.
7: Work Cited - Cover Photo - Google Images, searched "trans-atlantic slave trade." -Info on page 1, 3 and 4- en.wikepedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade -Photo on slide 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6- Google Images searched "trans atlantic sslave trade." -Info on slides 2 and 6- From "The life of Oladah equian"