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  • Thirteenth Amendment :
    The 1865 alteration to the United States Constitution which abolished slavery
  • Tract :
    A short printed pamphlet or leaflet, on religious or political subjects, distributed to the public
  • Trading forts :
    Forts built by Europeans as trading bases along the West African coast that temporarily held enslaved Africans until they were loaded onto ships
  • Trafficking :
    The transport and trade in humans for economic gain using force or deception
  • Transatlantic :
    Across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade :
    The selling of Africans as slaves across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the Americas
  • Treaty :
    Formally ratified agreement between political groups or states
  • 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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