Between 1540 and 1850 approx 15,000,000 Africans were transported to the americas. To maximize profits. slave merchants
Slave ship Zong-
6th December 1781, Zong left africa for Jamaica. 17 crew and 440 slaves.
In Novevember they approached, 60 slaves dead, 7 of the crew dead.
The slaves would be on slave
Captain Collingwood threw slaves over board, as he would lose money as nobody would buy his slaves. he culd then claim money from the insurance that he wouldn't if he said that they died from Natural causes.