Presentation on theme: "The Triangle Slave Trade The Triangular Trade European ships laden with goods such as copper, cloth, guns, and ammunition embark for Africa. European."— Presentation transcript:
The Triangular Trade European ships laden with goods such as copper, cloth, guns, and ammunition embark for Africa. European goods are sold or traded for slaves. Middle Passage TT Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to the West Indies. After the slaves are sold the ship is cleaned and loaded with goods such as sugar, rum, and molasses to be sold in European markets. The triangle trade linked Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Slaves, sugar, and rum were traded. SOL
Gold and Silver were exported to Europe and Asia. SOL
African tribes people are captured near their villages by rival tribes and kidnappers. The Middle Passage Slaves are brought to European coastal forts to be sold to slave traders. During the middle passage African slaves were stacked on top of one another to maximize profit. It is estimated that 10% of captive Africans died sailing across the Atlantic.
The London Times 25 CENTS London, Sunday, November 16, 1767 “News today history tomorrow” Late Addition Veinna: Today sunny, a few afternoon clouds. VOL. CL…NO. 13,573 Olaudah Equiano and Quobna Cugoano tell their graphic stories African abductions and middle passage revealed Olauda Equiano and Quobna Cugoano, two former slaves who have gained their freedom have written in to the London times about their stories about their involvement in the triangle trade. Your editor wants you to write a short article summarizing their experience. Former Slaves Testify 1. In your group read the article provided and write a 2 paragraph (3-5) summarization. 2. Include 4 interesting facts you find in the reading,
Olaudah Equiano o Olaudah Equiano was an African native who was stolen from his homeland and forced into slavery under the British. o AS the servant of a naval officer Equiano traveled the seas participating in battles. o As his masters favorite slave Equiano was sent to England to learn to read and write. o Due to his knowledge of navigation and education he was sold to a Pennsylvania merchant. Equiano eventually bought his freedom and went on to join the British abolition movement as a writer and speaker.
Quobna Cugoano o Quobna Cugoano was an African native who was captured and sold into slavery. o After being the slave of a merchant he was hired by a prominent English artist which helped him come in contact with the upper portions of English society. o Cugoano became involved in the abolitionist movement and wrote a book on his experiences with the help of his friend Olaudah Equiano.
Slave Market o Once at a slave market African American captives were advertised like livestock (healthy, stocky, thick, strong, young, and fertile). o They were walked from each end of the buying floor being prodded, poked, and inspected.