Trade With Africa. INTRODUCTION. During the 1600-1900’s, the British Empire was created. Due to the products Britain was trading at first, the British Empire really got triggered to their power during the 19 th and 20 th century.
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Trade With Africa
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The Slave Trade
The picture below shows how slaves were stored inside ships
They were packed tightly in so more could be transported at one time
Because of this many slaves died on the journey
Trans-Atlantic exports by region1650-1900
Number of slavesaccounted for
Blight of Benin
Blight of Biafra
This table shows how many slaves were taken to Britain and from what part of Africa they were from.
This picture shows slaves yoked in pairs to be taken to be sold as slaves.
Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Slave Trade act was abolished on the 25th March 1807.
Joseph Cinquez led the Slave-Revolt.
Any British captain who was caught with slaves on his ship was fined £100 per slave.
Because of this the captains would throw slaves overboard.
“We are almost a nation of dancers, musicians, and poets. Thus every great event, such as a triumphant return from battle, or other cause of public rejoicing is celebrated in public dances, which are accompanied with songs and music suited to the occasion.”