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  • Abolitionist:
    A person who supported the movement to end the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery.
  • Homeward Passage :
    The third stage in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, with ships carrying items grown or made in the Caribbean or the Americas, such as sugar or tobacco, to Europe to sell (see also Return Passage)
  • Middle Passage :
    The second stage in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, in which ships carried enslaved Africans from Africa to either the Caribbean islands or the Americas
  • Outward Passage :
    This refers to the first stage in the transatlantic slave trade. Ships carrying goods were sent to the West African coast to trade for captured Africans
  • Return Passage :
    The last (3rd) stage in the transatlantic slave trade, where ships returned to Europe carrying items grown or made in the Caribbean or the Americas, such as sugar or tobacco, to sell
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade :
    The selling of Africans as slaves across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the Americas
  • Triangular trade :
    The name often given to the transatlantic slave trade; describes the three sides to the route the slave ships took from Europe to West Africa, then to the Caribbean and the Americas and finally back to Europe; the routes are known as the Outward Passage, the Middle Passage, and the Return or Homeward Passage

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