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The Atlantic Slave Trade
Transcript of The Atlantic Slave Trade
participating in the slave trade. 1811 Britain passed a new law saying that
anyone convicted of slave-trading would
be sentenced to transportation (to be sent for life)
to a convict settlement in Australia. Slavery abolished in Spain and Spanish Colonies
(violently opposed in Cuba and unenforced) Slave trading abolished by Sweden 1814 Slave trading abolished by The Netherlands 1817 Slave trading abolished by France
(not effective until 1826) 1819 Slave trading abolished north of the
equator by Portugal 1848 Slavery abolished in French and Danish Colonies 1861 Slavery abolished in Dutch Colonies in Caribbean Slavery abolished in the United States Juan Cordoba slide
British involvement in the slave trade
http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/american_connection/slavery/timeline.shtml Colonial cotton was processed in British textile mills. Some textiles were redistributed to the colonies or traded for slaves in Africa. This second source of profit for the British completed the triangular trade. The Atlantic Slave Trade was fueled by British profiteers, who made money through buying and selling slaves in Western Africa. Sources: