Triangular Trade The Triangular Trade was a form of racism. It was a route to receive slaves. The name was given because there were three routes that formed a triangle. Initially in the 15th century the Portuguese were only interested in gold in Africa. This quickly changed for them as their interest then changed to slave trade.
The objective of the second portfolio piece is for you to provide a 450- Slavery was a central feature of the early modern Atlantic World. In his article, ‘The Cultural Implications of the Atlantic Slave Trade’, Philip D. Morgan explores the ways in which the forced migration of people from Africa led to the creation of mixed, heterogeneous cultures within the Americas. 550 word summary of Morgan’s argument. Philip Morgan’s analysis of the slave trade attempts to scrutinise the effect of the slave trade not exclusively on the countries to which the slaves were sent, but rather the sub-societies which the slaves were within, and exactly how heterogeneous or homogeneous they actually were with their forcibly adopted nations. The examination does not broadly exam all slaves or countries as one entity, instead studying each individual one in order to see the complexity of the transatlantic slave trade, and therefore a fully accurate broad conclusion may not be reached.
In England, a ship would be loaded with goods such as textiles, manufactured products like cooking utensils, beads, and other valuables. When they landed on the coast of Africa, they would sell their goods to African leaders in exchange for slaves to be migrated to the Americas as forced labor. The kidnapping of these Africans occurred mainly in the region that stretches from Senegal to Angola. Slave ships would be packed as tightly as possible for the next stage known as the “middle passage.” The middle passage of the Triangular Trade ran from Africa to the Americas. The people on board were fed a minimal amount of food and subjected to horrendous conditions.
Since they only supplied raw goods, the colonies could not compete with Britain in manufacturing. British mercantilism showed itself in the form of the triangular trade. The trade routes linked the American Colonies, West Indies, Africa, and England. Each port gave shippers a reward and a new cargo. New England’s rum was shipped to Africa and traded for slaves, and then they were brought to the West Indies and traded for molasses and sugar, which went back to New England.
Saltwater Slavery Response The term “Middle Passage” is an unavoidable term when explaining a life of a slave. The middle passage describes the stage of the ‘triangular’ route in which millions of people from Africa were taken to the New World. In the book Saltwater Slavery by Stephanie Smallwood, she examines the African slaves in detail and their voyage through the Atlantic trade. Smallwood provides an in-depth detailed understanding to the slaves’ experiences but also at the same time their construct of a new social identity in a new world. One identity in which slaves had trouble in the new world would an overall identity in this new society.
Explain why the middle passage was such a miserable experience for slaves / what the conditions like on board the ships were? Introduction: The middle passage was the voyage from Africa to the West Indies. Where the slaves would have been packed into slave ships which happened in Africa. They would have had to endure the harsh treatment given to a slave on the voyage, which could have lasted from 6 to 11 weeks depending on how long the voyage took. The reason it got called the middle passage was that it was the second part of the triangular trade; this is where Britain would have taken goods over to Africa to exchange them for slaves they would have exchanged such things as guns and also iron.
They talk about how the cotton gin made slavery more profitable, and how in the 1830s Southerners and the federal government pushed the Indians to clear out of the territories and develop a racist ideology between 1830 and 1860. Slavery then becomes a positive thing, no longer to be apologized for. Abolition becomes a felony but only in slave holding states (the south). Southerners push the federal
The slave trade was no longer monopolized by the Royal African Co., therefore opening up a new market of human trade to fuel the growth of the American colonies which was dependent on the cheap forced labor to oversee the cultivation of corps like tobacco in the United States, and Sugar cane in the Caribbean Islands and its Lesser Antilles. In the newly formed colonies “migrant slaves from Africa outnumbered the European migrants nearly five to one.”(Pg. 50) Over the next century and a half more than 21 million people had been enslaved in Africa and forced into slavery in the New World as described in the