Slavery

The Triangular Trade
See the interactive map on the BBC website (archived)

The life of a slave

Abolition of Slavery
The sources and instructions for the abolition essay can be found here.

Useful websites on abolition

The Abolition Project explores all aspects of the slave trade and looks at the debate about abolition. It is useful because it contains excellent teaching tools as well as things for students to research.

As always, the BBC Bitesize website is excellent

The legacies of slave trading

The Geography of Slavery

Slave owners given payouts after abolition – The Independent, 24th Feb, 2013

Legacies of British Slave Ownership website

The wealth gap in the US today
Whites have significantly higher levels of wealth than blacks

Key individuals in the abolition of slavery
Olaudah Equiano. Born in what was to become southern Nigeria (what he called the Eboe province), his autobiography tells us about his capture and shipment, experience as a slave. Olaudah managed to trade while being a slave and earned enough money to buy his own freedom. At that point he began travelling the world before joining the abolition movement in England in 1786 where he led a group of former slaves known as the ‘Sons of Black men’ and helped Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce in their campaign to end slavery.

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