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1: TRIANGULAR SLAVE TRADE: The trading of enslaved african americans for manufactured goods between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

2: Consisted of 3 journeys *The outward passage from europe to africa, carrying manufactured goods. *The middle passage from Africa to america carrying enslaved blacks and other "commodities". *The homeward passage carrying sugar,tobacco, rum, rice, cotton, and other goods back to europe

3: THE BRUTAL MIDDLE PASSAGE The blacks were crammed into tight spaces with barely enough food/water to survive on.Sickness spread killing 10% on route rising to 30% if bad trip.

4: CRUEL TREATMENT OF SLAVES *slaves were housed in tiny, poorly kept, unsanitary "huts". *treated as cattle and made to work in fields,often branded like they were property. *often whipped to "keep in line" | OTHER JOBS Other jobs consisted of metal work, carpentry, picking cotton, and some dometic crafs such as housework.

5: REBELLION OVER SEAS *slaves attempted suicide rather than become enslaved. *others attacked capters then liberated other enslaved people to overpower crew of ships. | REBELLION IN COLONIES *often ran away to the north (note: the underground railroad) *took tools they were given to work the fields with and attacked plantation owners. *took guns to rouse bigger rebellions

6: THE eFFECT ON AFRICA *The transporting of slaves across seas destroyed familys when they were split up to be sold.

7: Disrupted whole societies. it encouraged wars and increased tensions among neiboring peoples. in ashanti and dahomey attacked their neibors to take slaves. slave raiders attacked small communitys, this caused economic life to suffer. raiders seized healthy young men and women, without strong hands to plant and harvest the community faced disaster.

8: THE ABOLISION OF SLAVERY Many free blacks such as Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglas spoke out about their own experiences exsposing the evils of the system.

9: They reaveled images showing degrading treatment of slaves. Displayed sophisticated african artefacts to dispute idea of blacks being savages.

10: 1807- Britian outlawes slave trade 1833-Britain bans slavery in empire 400 years of slavery had lasting effect on africa.

11: SOURSES book, notes, google for pictures, website(http://www.nmm.ac.uk/freedom/view theme.cfm/theme/triangular trade)

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