William Prattinton, attributed to Edward Alcock

Traders, Merchants and Planters

This section gives details about the traders, merchants and planters involved in the slave trade including some personal stories.

Painting detail

Slave traders

These chapters give details of the life of a slave trader during the slave trade.

Plantation at York River in Virginia

Plantation owners

These chapters give details of the life of plantation owner during the slave trade.

Articles suitable to the African Trade

Merchants and investors in slave trade

These chapters describe the lives of merchants and investors during the slave trade years.

Wapping, Bristol by Nicholas Pocock

The slave economy in Bristol

These chapters discuss Bristol’s economic situation during the slave trade years.

Chart showing European trading forts

Personal stories: Traders and Merchants

These chapters detail the personal accounts of trades people involved in the slave trade.