The slave trade brought vast wealth to British ports and merchants but conditions were horrific. Slaves were moved on the ‘Middle Passage’ of the triangular trade route. Many did not survive.
What was the Triangular Trade?
The journey made by slave ships
A slave ship
The importing of goods from Africa to Britain
What did slave ships carry to Africa?
What goods did slave ships carry on on their way back to Britain?
How were slaves captured in Africa?
White slavers raided inland to capture new slaves
White Europeans fought wars against African Kingdoms
Most slaves were sold by other Africans
What were slave factories?
Forts used to imprison slaves
Huge buildings where slaves worked to process sugar cane
Factories in Britain which made goods to trade for slaves in Africa
What was the Middle Passage?
The voyage from Africa to the New World
The narrow walkway in a slave ship's cargo deck
The voyage from the New World to Britain
Why might a slave ship captain choose loose pack?
It cost less to insure the voyage
Fewer slaves would die
If there weren't enough slaves to fill the ship
What happened on the Zong?
There was a slave mutiny
It was captured by the Dutch
Living slaves were thrown overboard
What happened to slaves when they arrived in the Caribbean?
They were put up for auction
They were immediately sent to work
They were sent to a slave factory