The Triangular Slave Trade is now in its second century and is creating great wealth for northern U.S. merchants from the enslavement of Africans. The merchants send their products – rum, clothing, etc. – to Africa, and with some of the profits from these sales they purchase enslaved men, women and children, which they transport and sell to the sugar plantations in the Caribbean. In the final leg of the trade, the commodities produced by the enslaved Africans - sugar and molasses - are sent to the U.S. to manufacture rum, which is then exported anew to Africa to continue a system. Begun during the last century, the triangle trade will continue into the 19th century.