Triangular Slave Trade

Olaudah Equiano describes being captured.

“One day, when all our people were gone out to their works as usual, and only I and my dear sister  . . . . ”


Interactive Map on Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

  1. The map shows trade between nations in the 1600s and 1700s. Click on the West Indies route in the Legend. What products were traded from the West Indies to the thirteen colonies?

  2. Explore It
    Where did the colonists of North America ship goods?

  3. Chart It
    Make a chart showing the goods that were produced in each place. Label the columns of your chart with these headings: From Thirteen Colonies, From England and Europe, From Africa, andFrom West Indies. Then use the information on the map to fill in your chart.

Check Your Answers
  1. Slaves, sugar, and molasses.
  2. West Indies, Africa, and England.
  3. Products from the Thirteen Colonies include fish, whale oil, lumber, tobacco, rum, iron products, flour, and meat; products from England and Europe include teas, spices, furniture, cloth, tools, and iron products; products from Africa include slaves and gold; products from West Indies include slaves, sugar, and molasses.

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I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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