Each time the sailors returned, they captured more and more, selling them off until their ills expanded into further untapped lands. Thus began the process of exploitation of innocent people in their own homelands. Other European nations soon joined in the expedition to these new frontiers and by the s, the full-scale trading in slaves began. Slave chambers - The transatlantic slave trade grew in such large proportions, the captured men, women, and children were cramped into these cells pending their departure to America and Europe.
Records relating to transportation of slaves and goods Ships involved in the colonial trade were first required to be registered in Only four volumes for Liverpool,have survived for ships registered before because of a fire at Customs House.
These registers are held by the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Prior to clearing from a British port, the master first had to obtain a pass from the Admiralty. At the port, the master of the ship had to provide the collector of customs with a written list of the cargo to calculate duty.
The details were written up in Port Books E Other records may have been collected at the various customs houses the records of customs out ports are in CUST serieshowever many have been lost due to fires, riots and war.
These log books were the property of the ship owners and may survive in local record offices. Some musters and crew lists may survive in the archives of port towns and cities. Information relating to goods imported to and exported from Africa can be found in the duty ledgers, accounts and correspondence of the African companies in T 70especially among records of their forts, factories and settlements on the West Coast of Africa.
Campaign for abolition of the slave trade Researchers looking at the campaign for abolition will find material in a wide variety of regional collections and personal papers. As the campaigns were organised in different towns and cities across the country, it is well worth searching for sources in local collections.
The formal abolition campaign was launched in The campaign in Parliament can be followed in printed parliamentary debates and in Parliamentary Papers.
A full list can be found online at Hansard. It is often worth checking parliamentary papers for any large event involving the slave trade as it is likely it was mentioned, if not discussed, in Parliament. Enslaved Africans played a role in abolition with regular and persistent resistance.
The abolitionist campaign after was greatly affected by the slave revolt in Saint Domingue and, afterby the war with revolutionary France. But the international campaign against slavery as distinct from the trade continued and it was not until that legislation was passed in the British Parliament starting the process for the abolition of slavery itself.
See the following section for further information. Post-abolition of the slave trade 6. Other sources include personal papers that can be found at the British Library and in local archives and repositories.Introduction to the history of the transatlantic slave trade, from the International Slavery Museum website.
Part of the National Museums Liverpool group, this venue explores historical and contemporary aspects of slavery. The European colonization of the Americas—from to , over 30 million Europeans migrated to the United States.; The Great Migration (Puritan) of English to North America, from onward.; The forced migration of Africans: See Slave trade and Atlantic slave trade; The Spanish colonization of the Americas; 19th century onward.
Among the various transatlantic migrations.
Transatlantic slave trade: transatlantic slave trade, part of the global slave trade that transported 10–12 million enslaved Africans to the Americas from the 16th to the 19th century.
In the ‘triangular trade,’ arms and textiles went from Europe to Africa, slaves from Africa to the Americas, and sugar and coffee from the Americas to Europe.
The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
Shackles used to capture people to be sold into slavery in Africa in the 18th century. African tribal leaders have been ordered to apologise for the role of their ancestors in the transatlantic trade.
|How Many Slaves Landed in the U.S.? | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | PBS||Dr Marcus Garvey Jr. While the European involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade to the Americas lasted for just over three centuries, the Arab involvement in the slave trade has lasted fourteen centuries, and in some parts of the Muslim world is still continuing to this day.|
|How the Transatlantic Slave Trade Began||Home Welcome African Origins contains information about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried on slave ships into the Atlantic.|
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36, slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to have been as high as million.