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L. Slave chains & ship R. Sugar Plantation R. Rum bottle with Black Man
19th c American Painting

Frans POST (aka Franz Jansz. Post) (Haarlem, 1612 - 1680, Haarlem) Primary
Frans POST (aka Franz Jansz. Post) (Haarlem, 1612 - 1680, Haarlem)
c. 1800- 1860
19th c
L. United States. C. Brazil R. Bordeaux France.
L. Washington D.C. Smithsonian C. Rotterdam. Boymans-van Beuningen R. Bordeaux M
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The slave trade with the Americas is better known than the ancient slave trade. The image on the left shows African slave chains and in the back a diagram of the lower floor of a slave ship. Open the image to see how tightly the slaves were packed for the horrible journey from the West Coast of Africa across the Atlantic to the New world. The Portuguese shipped slaves to the sugar plantations of Brazil and other New world colonies, the first arriving in 1505. The central image is a detail of a Brazilian sugar plantation painted by 17th century Dutch painter. Sugar was very popular in Europe, and it played a very important role in the infamous slave triangle. In this triangular trade slaves were shipped from Africa to the New World where they were exchanged for sugar. The sugar in turn went to Europe, where it was converted into rum, and the rum was trans-shipped back to Africa where it was traded for slaves. This trade was very profitable for the traders, but gradually sensitive people spoke out against more and more strongly against it.

Caption: AMERICAN |L. Slave chains & ship R. Sugar Plantation R. Rum bottle with Black Man | c. 1800- 1860 | American |

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