The Atlantic Slave Trade

Lucy Crosson
Mind Map by Lucy Crosson, updated more than 1 year ago
Lucy Crosson
Created by Lucy Crosson about 5 years ago


CfE Higher History Mind Map on The Atlantic Slave Trade, created by Lucy Crosson on 04/01/2015.

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The Atlantic Slave Trade
1 The Triangular Trade
1.1 The Middle Passage
1.1.1 Food was in short supply Yams Horse beans
1.1.2 Exercise 1 hour a day Dancing Compulsary
1.1.3 Water was limited Weak or ill slaves did not get any as it was a waste
1.1.4 Cramped conditions Loose packed Room to move Tight packed No room to move Diseases spread quickly
1.1.5 Lasted from 6 to 16 weeks
1.2 Slave Factories
1.2.1 Isolation
1.2.2 Many died from tropical diseases Malaria Yellow Fever
1.2.3 Dark, Damp and Crowded
1.2.4 Checked and examined by doctors
1.2.5 Branded with owners mark
1.2.6 Had to walk miles to the coast where they were situated They were chained at their necks, ankles and wrists
1.3 Effect on British Ports
1.3.1 Increased Employment Insurance Workers Bankers Ropemakers Carpenters Dock workers
1.3.2 Became more profitable Increased population Towns developed Glasgow took over London with Tobacco
1.4 Effect on Africa
1.4.1 Cloth replaced native industry
1.4.2 Millions of slaves were taken from Africa
1.4.3 Europeans sold Alcohol and guns for slaves Crime Increased
1.4.4 African Kings became rich through selling slaves
1.4.5 Tribes went to war
1.5 Organisation and Nature
1.5.1 Slaves had no rights
1.5.2 1. West africa > Caribbean
1.5.3 2. Caribbean > Britain
1.5.4 3. Britain > West Africa
2 Britain and the Caribbean
2.1 Effect on the Caribbean
2.1.1 Sugar Plantations
2.1.2 Native Industry died out
2.1.3 New diseases brought over Wiped Natives out
2.2 Effect on Britain
2.2.1 Jobs were created
2.2.2 Business men became richer
2.2.3 Banks developed
2.2.4 Port towns and cities developed Population increased
2.2.5 Insurance companies expanded
3 Abolitionist Campaign
3.1 Role of Abolitionists
3.2 Defenders of the trade
3.3 Support outside Parliament
3.4 Changing attitudes
4 Captive and Slave Experience
4.1 Fear of revolt
4.2 Resistance
4.3 Jobs
4.4 Living Conditions
4.5 Discipline
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