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“Trade ….like blood should circular flow.”. presentation by: Naeem Dharma and John Pell Shaftesbury Primary Iman Abidou and Amanda Smith Coppermill Primary Holly Russell and Jack Hammond Willowfield Secondary. With many thanks to the National Maritime Museum and Miss O’Brien and Mr Mee.

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Trade like blood should circular flow

“Trade ….like blood should circular flow.”

presentation by:

Naeem Dharma and John Pell

Shaftesbury Primary

Iman Abidou and Amanda Smith

Coppermill Primary

Holly Russell and Jack Hammond

Willowfield Secondary

With many thanks to the National Maritime Museum and Miss O’Brien and Mr Mee.


Trade like blood should circular flow

At its height the British Empire covered a fifth of the World’s land mass. The growth of the British Empire was largely due to Britain’s success at trading with other countries.

“Trade……like blood should circular flow” John Dryden 1667


Trade like blood should circular flow

Britain to Africa

The things exported from Britain to Africa are metal goods, textiles and guns.

The British then traded these items for slaves, they would get about 30,000 slaves a year.


Trade like blood should circular flow

Africa

  • 10 million slaves were from Africa between 1650 -1900

  • Slaves were then sold in auctions like commodities.


Trade like blood should circular flow

Here is a diagram of the slave ship “The Brookes”.It was designed to carry 451 slaves but on one voyage it carried 600 slaves.

AFRICA TO U.S.A


Trade like blood should circular flow

America to Britain

  • Do you know what was grown on the plantations?

  • mahogany was exported from America to Britain. True or false?

  • What was exported from America to Britain?

Tobacco,sugar & cotton

True!

Tobacco, cotton, sugar & rum!


Trade like blood should circular flow

To sum up


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