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Extract from the Annual Register showing the extent of trading in slaves, 1758
(Catalogue ref: T 70/1263)
Catalogue ref: T 70/1263; annual register of slaves
How to use this source
Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in Africa. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • How many slaves were transported in the period shown in this source?
  • Does this source prove that the slave trade was valuable?
  • Does this source provide any clues about the slaves and how they were treated?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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