The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Exchanging People for Trade Goods Introduction Figure 2-1: Ottoman Empire by André Koehne is in the Public Domain . Map of the Ottoman Empire’s geographical reach in the Mediterranean world from 1481 to 1683. Europeans made the first steps toward an Atlantic slave trade in the 1440s when Portuguese sailors landed in West Africa in search of gold, spices, … Continue reading The Transatlantic Slave Trade