American Slave Trade

Image Name: Destinations of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1451-1870

This image shows 4 separate maps, each of them containing the number of slaves that were being transferred to the new world.


  • Why was there more slaves from 1701 to 1810?
  • Why did it slowdown?

Image Name: Women of Northern Nigeria, 1820s

The image shows two woman and the way they dressed, it also shows their culture and their poetry.


  • What is the u shaped item and what is it used for?
  • Was all the clothing style the same around Africa in this period?

Image Name:Slave Coffle, East Africa, 1880s

The image really shows slavery, the cain on them and the boss guy next to them. The men carry baskets with things inside and the Arab slaver just walks next to them.


  • Where are they going?
  • What was he thinking?

Image Name: Arguin Fort, 1709

This image shows the fort plans for a fort, they have details about where things go and stuff.


  • What are the measurements?
  • Where is it located?

Image Name: Revolt Aboard Slave Ship, 19th cent.

The image shows African slaves standing up to, Revolting to the crew. Many of the Africans are stabbed and dying on the deck.


  • What caused the revolt?
  • How did they escape from the chains?

Image Name: Slave Auction, Rio de Janeiro, 1858-1860

The image shows an Auction, the auctioneer is standing upon a chair with a mallet. Beside him is a woman who is being auctioned, there are three other slaves as well, and house furniture being auctioned.


  • Were these auctions held secretly?
  • How frequent were the auctions?

Image Name: Plantation Slaves Going to Work, Suriname, ca. 1831

The image shows slaves in their working clothes. In the back there are slaves farming under supervision. The first woman is carrying her farming tools on her head and the other is carrying bananas.


  • Were the slaves allowed to smoke while working?
  • How long (hours) did they work?


Image Name: Sugar Plantation, San José de la Angosta, Cuba, 1857

The image shows a Cuban plantation, it shows the layout of the factory, main house, slave houses and in the field there are slaves working.


  • What kinds of life stock were there on the property?
  • Were there neighboring plantations?

Image Name: Sugar Factory, Plantation Flor de Cuba, Cuba, 1857

The image shows the inside of a sugar cane factory with slaves hard at work and machinery.


  • Why is there cattle inside the factory?
  • How much product did they produce daily?

Name Image: House Servants Going to Church, Paramaribo, Suriname, ca. 1831

The image shows Planters and Businessmen going to church. They would usually take 5 to 6 slaves.


  • Did the planters provide the clothing?
  • Was the clothing style typical for going to church?

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