Slave web chat
Britain was the most dominant between 16 and it is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans (of whom 2.7 million arrived) to the British colonies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to other countries.
Anti-slavery campaigners lobbied for twenty years to end the trade and the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed in Britain on 25 March 1807.
The transatlantic slave trade was essentially a triangular route from Europe to Africa, to the Americas and back to Europe.
On the first leg, merchants exported goods to Africa in return for enslaved Africans, gold, ivory and spices.
They are now held at The National Archives in the T 70 series and can be searched by date and often location in Discovery, our catalogue.
Copies of the Acts passed by the British Parliament relating to slavery and the slave trade are available in the library at The National Archives and are usually in major reference libraries.
For example, the early stages of the transatlantic trade can be traced in the charters granted by the government to merchants for trade with Africa in goods and then later slaves in the Patent Rolls in C 66.
These charters include the creation of the Company of Royal Adventurers of England Trading with Africa, the largest single British company involved in the transatlantic trade, whose settlements and papers were passed to the Treasury.
Enables network connection (local and Internet) using HTTP or HTTPS protocol using the Arduino Wi Fi Shield 101, more information at the Reference for the Wi Fi shield 101 Library page.Learn how to install this library on the Getting started page. African-Native American Books-Authors-Reviews Caribbean Research Discuss! DNA Research Family Reunions Free Persons of Color Genealogy & History Newspapers Slave Research States Research Surnames & Family Research . It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the Afri Geneas mail list, the Afri Geneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.Britain was one of the most successful slave-trading countries.Together with Portugal, the two countries accounted for about 70% of all Africans transported to the Americas.
The ships then travelled across the Atlantic to the American colonies where the Africans were sold for sugar, tobacco, cotton and other produce.