Text Enslavement and industrialisation

TLF ID M011241

This resource is about the slave-based trade with the Americas and its contribution to Britain in the 18th century and today. The resource is organised under the following topic headings: Consumers and slaves; the Atlantic boom; Slave-related trade; Profit margins; Inherited privilege; and Find out more. It includes text, images and quotation boxes.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for supporting the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 9 relating to the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the transatlantic slave trade. It outlines the requirements for land and plentiful cheap labour so that raw materials such as cotton, sugar and coffee could be supplied for manufacturing in Britain. The American slave plantation developed as a result of the demand for more raw materials and luxuries in industrialising Britain.
  • The resource is useful for depicting the lucrative nature of the slave trade. The 1,428,000 slaves kidnapped and transported from Africa between 1761 and 1808 by British traders are estimated to be worth about 8 billion pounds in today's money.
  • This resource is useful for the development of historical skills. Students select and use a range of communication forms to develop a presentation about the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries based on the resource. It should include a map of the slave trade, the value in money of the slave trade, the work of the slave plantations, the amount of land under cultivation and the destination of the crops.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.