The Atlantic Merchants

Salt from Lymington (and elsewhere) became an integral part of a vast trading network across the Atlantic by the C18th. Driven by the wealthy merchant puppet masters in London and other European cities, and all in the name of profit.

Elmina Castle, Ghana: a place where enslaved Africans were imprisoned before being forcibly taken on ships to plantations in the Caribbean and Americas

This story of trade is embedded within an unbelievably dark and terrifying crime of inhumanity; linking salt, cod, sugar, cotton and guns with the enslavement of millions of African people, many of whom perished during their Atlantic Ocean crossing.

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