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Transoceanic Interactions European explorers established trade routes across the Atlantic starting from the port cities of West Africa, crossing to Barbados in the Caribbean Sea of the South Atlantic and then continuing up the North America Atlantic coast to Newport, Rhode Island. The voyage of the Sanderson ship sailed from Newport in March 1752 to Gold Coast of West Africa carrying 8220 gallons of rum and other products to trade with the Africans. The rum most likely came from sugar plantations in the Caribbean Islands also known as the West Indies. The rum and African iron were used as trading currency. When the ship sailed from Africa, it carried human beings to be traded as slaves to the plantation owners in Latin and South America. This voyage of African people taken across the Atlantic to the Americas was known as the Middle Passage. The European settlers and explorers were all dependent

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