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reflection 4 - Triangular Trade The European ships often...

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Triangular Trade The European ships often took 3 trips known as the triangular trade. The first trip they carried such things as horses and European manufactured good such as cloths and firearms. They were then exchanged in Africa for slaves. The second trip took enslaved Africans to Caribbean and to American destinations. Upon arrival the African slaves (human cargo) were sold to plantation owner for two or three times the amount they cost back in Africa. They sometimes were exchanged for cash, but they often were bartered for sugar or molasses in sugar producing regions. The third trip (that finished the triangle) they filled the ships hulls with American goods before leaving for their trip back to Europe. The context was global interdependence. Middle Passage The African slaves traveled on the dreadful trans Atlantic journey known as the “middle Passage”. Were they were aboard filthy crowded slave ships. They traveled below the decks in hideous cramped quarters. Some ships had
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course EDUC 3340 taught by Professor Neclareo during the Spring '08 term at Kennesaw.

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