Strange Cargo

About this resource

This can be played on its own as a stimulus when studying the Middle Passage of the Triangular Trade. The graphic is particularly helpful as it compares historical trafficking with that of the present day; the traditional hold of goods is replaced with African slaves culminating in a shocking photograph of smuggled immigrants. It could also be used as a comparison of sources with the plan of the Brookes slave ship.


Song: A thoughtful ballad about people as merchandise

Visuals: Historical images of slave ships ending with contemporary image of trafficked men.



Lead vocal : Hannah Millsted
Fiddle : Tom Deam
Visuals : Peter S Smith

Words and music written by Paul Field