The Triangular Slave Trade and Middle PassageThe Triangular Slave trade is a way of trading back in the day where a country pays for its transports from one country by its transports to other countries. Also refer to the trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and the transatlantic Slave Trade. That included moving valuable goods from Britain to Africa to be traded for slaves, these slaves being sent towards the West Indies and exchanged for sugar, rum, and other raw materials.
Which were in later shipped back to Britain. The Middle passage was the sea trip taken by slave ships from Africa to the West Indies. The trip lasted three to four months. The slaves had very harsh conditions on the ships.
They were forced to crouch down and they were very tightly packed. They were all chained together in rowsThe difference between the Triangular Trade and the Middle Passage is that goods were transported around the continents from the states to britain to africa and back. The middle passage went straight through the atlantic ocean.They used letters, maps, photos, and artifacts to make sense of what was going on during that time.
Slavery was forcing people to work and treating them like you owned them. The slave had very harsh conditions living in huts and eating very little. They also had to work for there masters with no pay if they refused they were often beaten and sometimes killed. In 1619 the first slaves were brought to jamestown. After that they seem to spread quickly. The states traded goods for slaves. Then proceeded to sell the slaves and spent the money on more sugar and molasses.Exports from the states include fish, whale oil, lumber, tobacco, rum, iron products, flour And imported tea, spices, furniture, cloths, tools, slaves, molasses and sugar.
The states imported tea, spices, furniture, cloths, tools,slaves, molasses and sugar. Africa exported gold and slaves and imported rum and iron products.The conditions on the slave boats were terrible. They were in tightly packed rows. The slaves were all chained together. Some were on shelves that were not even a meter high and they could not sit up. There were over 600 slaves on some boats all crammed together. After they sold the africans they used the money to buy more sugar and molasses.
The middle passage began in Africa and they loaded the boats with goods to be sent to Africa so they could trade the goods for African slaves. Then the slaves were traded for raw goods back in the colonies. Most of the slaves were kidnapped or bought then resold.
About 15% of the slaves died on the boat before even getting to the 13 colonies. Even more died before getting to the ship because of how tedious it was capturing the slaves and they most likely put up a fight. Around two million africans died because of the middle passage and what happened during those times.The countries that were part of the middle passage were England, Portugal, Spain, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Brandenburg, Brazil, North America, the Americas, and the Caribbean. The things that were being traded for the african slaves were iron, gunpowder, brandy, and weapons.