The triangular trade& middle passage
Triangular trade journies: 1. Passage from Europe to Africa carrying goods
2. From Africa to the Americas/Carribbean carrying African captives.
3. Homeward passage carrying sugar, tobacco, rum, rice& cotton to Europe.
The middle passage was an awful journey. Africans were packed tightly and had hardly any food or water. 10-30% of people died on a journey.
During the 1720s 200,000 Africans were transported across the Atlantic in British ships.
Large profits were made in a global trade of Sugar, tea& coffee& this was the driving force of the triangular trade.
In the 1790s there 480,000 enslaved people in the British Carriben colonies.
Around 11-12 million Africans were transported from Afric into slavery. Lots died during capture ane on route