The British played a major part in the Atlantic slave trade. Enslaved Africans were the most profitable source of labour. Britain’s military and commercial strength were vital in its development.
What was the main tropical crop grown on the Caribbean plantations?
How many tons of sugar cane did it take to produce a ton of sugar?
Why did the indigenous people of the Caribbean need to be replaced as a labour source?
High death rate
A lack of cooperation
What did the Somerset Ruling of 1772 relate to?
Freedom of slaves in Britain
The rights of slaves in Britain
The end of the slave trade in the Caribbean
The enslavement of Africans was justified by the belief that Africans were inferior to Europeans. Which issue is this?
Which country did Britain overtake as the largest Atlantic slave trade nation?
The Church of England had links with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and had plantations on Barbados. What was branded on the slaves?
The Asiento was a licence for merchants to buy slaves in Africa. Which country did Britain gain this from in 1713?
During the 18th century how many African slaves went to regions owned by Portugal and Britain?
In what decade did the Atlantic slave trade develop to its fullest extent for Britain?