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Title: The Atlantic Slave Trade


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The Atlantic Slave Trade
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Objectives
  • Explain how the triangular trade worked.
  • Understand the nature of the Middle Passage and
    describe its effects.
  • Analyze the impact of the Atlantic slave trade.

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Terms and People
  • triangular trade colonial trade routes among
    Europe and its colonies, the West Indies, and
    Africa in which goods were exchanged for slaves
  • Middle Passage the second leg of triangular
    trade in which slaves were transported to the
    Americas
  • Olaudah Equiano enslaved African who published
    an autobiography in the late 1700s detailing his
    experiences
  • mutiny a revolt aboard a ship

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How did the Atlantic slave trade shape the lives
and economies of Africans and Europeans?
An international trade network began in the
1500s. A key part of it was the slave trade, in
which Africans were taken from their homes, sold,
and sent to the Americas. The Spanish were the
first European partners in the slave trade. As
other European nations established colonies, the
slave trade intensified.
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A series of trade routes linking Europe, Africa,
and the Americas arose during the 1500s.
  • This was known as triangular trade.
  • The Atlantic slave trade, in which slaves were
    transported to America, was one part of the
    triangle.

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  • Merchants and certain industries thrived. For
    example, shipbuilding and tobacco growing were
    very lucrative.
  • Port cities such as Bristol in England and
    Newport, Rhode Island, grew quickly as a result.

Triangular trade helped colonial economies grow.
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Africans captives were taken from villages in the
interior and forced to walk in chains to coastal
ports.
Olaudah Equiano described how he felt as
an 11-year-old captive
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The Middle Passage was a terrible journey in
which many people died.
Once on the ships, Africans were packed below the
decks for a long voyage of weeks or months.
This diagram from an actual slave ship shows how
tightly African captives were packed into the
cargo hold.
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Slave ships faced many dangers and horrors on
their journeys.
Most died of disease such as dysentery or
smallpox. Others committed suicide.
There were also mutinies, storms at sea, and
raids by pirates.
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The impact of the Atlantic slave trade on Africans was devastating.
African states and societies were torn apart.
As many as 2 million Africans died during the brutal Middle Passage.
Some 11 million enslaved Africans were taken to the Americas by the time the slave trade ended in the mid-1800s.
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