The trans-Atlantic slave trade or triangle trade took place between the 16th and 19th century. Captured Africans were transported across the Atlantic Ocean and sold as forced laborers to work on the plantations.
The Middelburgse Commercie Compagnie (MCC) was a Dutch private commercial enterprise founded in 1720. In addition to trade with the ports of the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea, the MCC was also involved with the triangular, or trans-Atlantic slave trade.
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