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The Atlantic Slave Trade
Between the 1500s and the 1800s millions of Africans were captured, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, and sold as slaves in the Americas.
Origins of the Slave Trade
Captured Africans became part of network called the triangular trade
First leg, ships carrying European goods to Africa to be exchanged for slaves
Second leg, Middle Passage, brought Africans to Americas to be sold
Third leg carried American products to Europe