African slave trade
Slavery in Africa has not only existed throughout the continent for many centuries, but continues in the current day. Systems of servitude and slavery were common in parts of the continent, as they we...
African slave trade - Wikipedia
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
The White Slaves of Barbary
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade in...
West Africa Squadron
The Royal Navy established the West Africa Squadron (or Preventative Squadron) at substantial expense in 1808 after Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The squadron's task was to suppress ...
West Africa Squadron - Wikipedia
HMS Black Joke (1827)
The third HMS Black Joke was probably built in Baltimore in 1824, becoming the Brazilian slave ship Henriquetta. The Royal Navy captured her in September 1827 and purchased her into the service. The ...
HMS Black Joke (1827) - Wikipedia
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
The White Slaves of Barbary
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade in...
HMS Brazen (1808)
HMS Brazen was a Bittern-class 28-gun Royal Navy ship sloop, launched in 1808.Though she served during the Napoleonic Wars, she appears to have missed any combat whatsoever and to have taken few prize...
Carter Braxton
Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, as well as a merchant, planter, and Virginia politician. A grandson of Robert “Ki...
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Issaquena County, Mississippi
Issaquena County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,406, making it the least populous county east of the Mississippi River. Its county se...
Issaquena County, Mississippi - Wikipedia
Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur
Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur (Arabic: الزبير رحمة منصور‎) (also Sebehr Rahma, Rahama Zobeir) was proclaimed by the British to be a slave trader in the late 19th-century, he later became a pasha an...
Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur - Wikipedia
Franklin and Armfield Office
Franklin and Armfield Office, now known as Freedom House, was started in 1828 by Isaac Franklin and John Armfield. The office was known to have been the largest slave trading firm in the antebellum s...
Franklin and Armfield Office - Wikipedia
Nathaniel Gordon
Nathaniel Gordon (c. 1834 – February 21, 1862) was the only American slave trader to be tried, convicted, and executed "for being engaged in the Slave Trade," under the Piracy Law of 1820.
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Sons of Africa
Sons of Africa was a late 18th-century British group that campaigned to end slavery. Its members were educated Africans in London, freed slaves who included Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano and other ...
Princess Amelia (ship)
The Princess Amelia was a Dutch merchant ship of 600 tons (bm) and 38 guns in the service of the Dutch West India Company.During its 1647 arrival to and departure from New Netherland, it was commanded...
Princess Amelia (ship) - Wikipedia
HMS Owen Glendower (1808)
HMS Owen Glendower (or Owen Glendour) was a Royal Navy 36-gun fifth-rate Apollo class frigate launched in 1808 and disposed of in 1884. In between she was instrumental in the seizure of the Danish isl...
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Slavery in modern Africa
The continent of Africa is one of the most problematic regions in terms of contemporary slavery.Slavery in Africa has a long history, within Africa since before historical records, but intensifying wi...
Middelburgsche Commercie Compagnie
The Middelburgsche Commercie Compagnie (MCC) was a Dutch trading company established in 1720 in the Zeeland capital of Middelburg, Netherlands. After the monopoly of the Dutch West India Company for t...
Slavery on the Barbary Coast
Often overlooked by modern historians is the length and magnitude of white enslavement by Africans that pre-dates the black African transatlantic slave trade.According to a study by Ohio State Univers...
Slavery on the Barbary Coast - Wikipedia
Elmina Castle
Elmina Castle was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coa...
Elmina Castle - Wikipedia
Slavery in Angola
Slavery in Angola existed since the late 15th century when Portugal established contacts with the peoples living in what is the Northwest of the present country, and founded several trade posts on the...
Slavery in Angola - Wikipedia
Cudjoe Lewis
Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis (ca. 1840 – 1935), or Cudjo Lewis, is considered the last person born on African soil to have been enslaved in the United States after the African slave trade had been abolished i...
Middle Passage
The Middle Passage was the stage of the triangular trade in which millions of people from Africa were shipped to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Ships departed Europe for African ma...
Middle Passage - Wikipedia
Treatment of slaves in the United States
The treatment of slaves in the United States varied by time and place, but was generally brutal and degrading. Whipping, execution and sexual abuse of women, including rape, were common.The slaves wer...
Treatment of slaves in the United States - Wikipedia
Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company (Dutch: Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie, [ɣəʔɔktroːˈeːrdə ʋɛstˈɪndisə kɔmpɑˈɲi] or Dutch: GWIC; English: Chartered West India Company) was a chartered company...
Dutch West India Company - Wikipedia
Zong massacre
The Zong massacre was the mass murder of an estimated 132–142 enslaved Africans by the crew of the slave ship Zong in the days following 29 November 1781. The ship was owned by the Gregson s...
Zong massacre - Wikipedia