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The Triangular Transatlantic Trade (1600s-1700s)

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Title

The Triangular Transatlantic Trade (1600s-1700s)

Description

Ships built in Europe travelled a roughly triangular route around the Atlantic during the 1600s and 1700s, and they rarely travelled empty. They carried guns, luxury items and manufactured goods to Africa, the West Indies and North America. In Africa, these goods were traded for gold, ivory, spices and human slaves. The slaves were transported to Europe, the West Indies and the United States, but not to Canada. Canada had slaves, but they did not come by ship directly from Africa.

Creator

Anya Langmead

Source

UK National Archives

Publisher

Maps in Minutes

Date

2003

Rights

Permission Granted: ''For private study or noncommercial educational or research purposes as defined in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended), material included in this exhibition may be reproduced without seeking permission'' http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/copyright.htm

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image