Transatlantic trade


One major trade route was the Transatlantic trade route. It is also known as the triangular route. The transatlantic trade started with ships carrying goods sailing from Europe to the coast of West Africa. Later, on the coast of West Africa the goods would be traded for men, women, and childern captured by the slave trader. On the west coast, ships would sail up and down filling the ship with slaves. After that they would enter the Middle Passage. There the slave would get packed into a ship ready to sail to the Americas. There slave would be given to the highest bidder. The Trader than would returned to Europe bringing back the resources they collected during the trade.


"Transatlantic Slave Trade | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization." Transatlantic Slave Trade | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.

"The Triangular Trade: The Abolition of Slavery Project." The Triangular Trade: The Abolition of Slavery Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.


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