British profits were made from exporting manufactured goods to Africa and importing slave products such as sugar. Ports such as Glasgow, Bristol and Liverpool prospered as a result of the slave trade.
What percentage of British trade went to the Atlantic slave trade by 1800?
Which trade did Glasgow profit from in the Atlantic slave trade?
What percentage of slaves worked producing sugar in the West Indies?
Why was the slave trade considered a graveyard for British sailors?
Ships were sunk
War between maritime nations
High death rate from disease
Which city imported raw cotton, to be manufactured into cotton cloth, to then be exported to Africa during the Atlantic slave trade?
Which source of power revolutionised the new industrial era creating huge profits for Britain?
Water and steam
Bristol established strong trade links with which area of Africa?
Which British port involved in the Atlantic slave trade became a major centre for shipbuilding?
Which famous insurance company became a centre for marine insurance?
Many merchants and plantation owners spent their profits on conspicuous consumption. What was this?