On board a slave ship

The trans-Atlantic slave trade took place between the 16th and 19th century. Captured Africans were transported across the Atlantic Ocean and sold as slaves to work on the western plantations.

What was such a slave voyage like? Here, the crew of the snow ship “The Unity” give us a glimpse of the people they met, all the details of the slave trade and the exotic destinations their travels took them to: first traveling with cargo to Africa, then to the Caribbean with the captured Africans, and finally back home with harvest of sugar and coffee from the plantations.

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