Advocating Abolition Timeline Transatlantic Slave Trade

Topics: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, British Empire Pages: 4 (1892 words) Published: February 3, 2015
A Timeline of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition 16th Century
1562

1564-65
1567

1607
1618

1619
1623
1625
1626
1649
1655
1655
1656
1657
1660s
1672
1675
1668
1683
1685-86
1690
1692
1698
1699
1702-13
1727

Sir John Hawkins, backed by Gonson and other London merchants, leaves Plymouth with three ships, making him the first English slave trader. He takes 300 Africans and trades them with the Spanish and Portuguese for sugar, hides, spices and pearls Backed by Queen Elizabeth I, Hawkins makes his second slavery voyage trading 500 Africans for precious metals, pearls and jewels

Hawkins makes his third and final slavery voyage, again with the Queen’s investment, involving six ships, including one captained by his cousin Sir Francis Drake. After trading 500 Africans in the Caribbean, Hawkins sought refugee from storms in the Mexican port of San Juan de Ullua, where he is ambushed by the Spanish. Many of Hawkins’ crew is captured; some face the Inquisition, others forced into slavery and some taken back to Spain to be hung. Only three ships return to Plymouth, carrying seventy out of the original four hundred men

17th Century
Colony of Virginia is founded and is the first permanent English settlement in North America; soon becoming one of the main areas for the arrival of enslaved Africans King James I establishes The Company of Adventurers of London Trading into the ports of Africa, more commonly known as The Guinea Company; the first private company to colonise Africa for profit

Beginning of trade in enslaved Africans in Virginia to grow tobacco The first English settlement on St Kitts is established by Thomas Warner Barbados becomes an English Caribbean colony
First ship of enslaved Africans arrive on St. Kitts
Slave rebellion takes place in Barbados
England takes control of Jamaica from Spain
Escaped slaves in Jamaica create ‘Maroon’ settlements in the mountains Slave rebellion in Guadeloupe led by Angolans
Juan...
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