The Island of Barbados. Isaac Sailmaker, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Triangular Trade


Portuguese Transatlantic Slave Trade

How slavery conquered the Americas

The transatlantic slave trade, which started with the Portuguese in the 16th, was the largest long-distance forced movement of people in history. 

Read why it is also referred to as “Colonial Molasses Trade” and how it connects to rum making. 

Slave shackles 1848 Sint Eustatius. Museum Sint Eustatius. Hans Erren, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons