The Triangular Trade
See the interactive map on the BBC website (archived)
Abolition of Slavery
The sources and instructions for the abolition essay can be found here.
The legacies of slave trading
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.