A-Z: General definitions: Slave trade


The buying and selling of slaves, historically referring to the ‘triangular trade’ of the seventeenth, eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: whereby Africans were enslaved and shipped to the southern states of America and the West Indies to work on British owned plantations producing cotton and sugar. These products were in turned shipped to Britain, who produced metal goods and other commodities traded with Africa. 


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