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During the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, England settled colonies in the West Indies and North America starting in the seventeenth century. By the middle of the 1700’s America had refused to be ruled under the British Monarchy, during this time Britain introduced large taxation laws. When America refused to pay a conflict between the two countries broke out and lasted from 1755-1781. The British took over the trade in shipping Americans to the different plantations to harvest crops and make money. As the trade grew and its economic and social benefits multiplied, the dynamic and morality was also questioned. During this time the spread of the abolition movement grew and the triangle trade routs took a large step forward.

Trade Routs were created in 1710 to deliver contracts for slaves in British ships to the colonies of Spanish America. The British trade stretched from British ports to West Africa where the enslaved were brought with guns and other British manufactured items. The slaves were then sold in southern United States, the Caribbean island and South America where made to work on plantations. On the many plantations they grew items that were useful to Europeans like; tobacco, sugar, distilled alcohol and cotton. It was called the triangle trade because the route they took to complete the trade. The first leg of the journey started in Europe to Africa where goods were exchanged for slaves. The second or Middle Passage of the journey was the most horrid part. The middle passage was were the transportation of slaves to the Americas took place. The third and final leg of the passage was the transportation of goods from the Americas back to Europe. While the Triangle trade was used to reference trade between and three nations or ports, in general it was used for slave trade. The Triangle Trade was risky for investors because the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 prohibited the transportation of slaves in that way. England benefited from New England. The business was risky, competitive and severe, but the enslaved Africans would make Europeans a profitable enterprise so the risk was worth it.

The worst notorious part of the ships journey was known as the middle passage. The ship is now packed with over six hundred slaves in a space only suited to fit only three hundred or less. The enslaved Africans were chained together by the hand and the foot, and packed into the smallest places where there was barely enough room to lie on one’s side. This ship is where they ate, slept, urinated, defecated, gave birth, and sometimes went insane and died. They had no idea where they were going, or what was going to happen to them. Through all this misery and suffering, new African identities were created, forming a basis for a new transnational culture. Within these ships, Africans from different countries, regions, cultures and with different languages learned to communicate with each other; many conspired to overthrow their captors together of course they did not succeed. This leg of the journey usually lasted 3-8 weeks. Before being loaded onto the ships, the slave’s heads were shaved and forced to strip naked before being checked and examined from head to toe to make sure they were in condition to be sold to the purchasers when they made it to shore. Africans were treated like cattle during the crossing. On the slave ships, people were stuffed between decks in spaces even to low to stand upright. The heat was often unbearable, either to hot or to cold, and the air was almost unbreathable with all the death and keep in mind the captives didn’t have proper quarters to use the restroom in so where they stood was there restrooms for however the voyage lasted. Women were used sexually and men were often chained in pairs, shackled wrist to wrist and ankle-to-ankle. People were so crowded together, usually forced to lie on their backs with their heads between the legs of others. Meaning slaves had to lie in each other's...
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