Today I learned of Sir Hans Sloane, an Irishman heavily involved in the Slave Trade to his personal enrichment. His botany collections form the basis of todays Natural History Museum. nhm.ac.uk/discover/hans-s…
Today I learned of Efunroye Tinubu, a powerful slave trader in 19th century Nigeria. She was thought to have been so unapologetic and profit minded, she attempted to subvert a British anti-slavery treaty and, after a slave trade went wrong, said she: "would rather drown the slaves than sell them at a discount." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efu…
Robert Morris, namesake of Robert Morris University, engaged in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and personally owned several slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Today I learned of Redoshi, a woman believed to have been the last survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. She was captured in 1860 in West Africa at age 12 and worked on a plantation in Alabama. She died in 1937 and lived long enough to become acquainted with people active in the civil rights movement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
President Jefferson, a slaveholder, refused to recognize Haiti after the Haitian Revolution and imposed a trade embargo on them to ensure their economic failure, for fear that a successful slave revolt in the West Indies would inspire slaves in the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
The Portuguese, who began the Atlantic Slave Trade, first began kidnapping west Africans and taking the enslaved back to Europe as early as the 15th century. bbc.co.uk/history/british…
Okra, which Louisiana Cajuns adore in their Creole seafood gumbo, most likely originated in Ethiopia and was brought to the US through the slave trade in the 1700's. foodreference.com/html/ar…
Talking drums were used in Africa for centuries to transmit messages over long distances by mimicking speech. When these were brought to America during the slave trade, they were banned because slaves used them to transmit messages their masters couldn't decipher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dru…
The "West Africa Squadron", established by The Royal Navy in 1808 after Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807, whose task was to suppress the Atlantic slave trade by patrolling the coast of West Africa, captured 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans between 1808 and 1860. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The Confederate States of America forbid the international slave trade in its Constitution (Section 9 Article 1). usconstitution.net/csa.ht…
The phrase describing betrayal - Being sold down the river - originated from the slave trade. Where one would literally be sold to a plantation owner down the river, what was seen as a death sentence. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
An English clergyman John Newton started out as a sailor and a slave trader. Later in his life, he renounced slave trade, became a prominent abolitionist, and went on to write "Amazing Grace". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
After the abolition of slavery in 1833, the British introduced a scheme called the Indian Indenture System. The newly freed slaves were not willing to work for the low wages offered by the British, so Indians became a substitute in what became a second slave trade. It was banned in 1917. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Palm wine was originally the drink of choice in southern Ghana, but during the slave trade period, it was replaced by rum and schnapps. Like the nations of northern Europe, Ghana was an area where men drank hard liquor, seen as "hot" or "strong" and clearly preferred it to palm wine or beer networks.h-net.org/node/2…
When drafted, the Constitution had an explicit clause prohibiting Congress from banning the slave trade. Interestingly, the clause also states the Federal Government can not charge more than a duty of 10 dollars per slave. constitutioncenter.org/in…
The Portuguese ran a massive slave trade with hundreds of thousands of Japanese slaves in the 16th and 17th centuries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…
The House of Slaves, a museum to the slave trade on GorΓ©e Island, famous for its door of no returns, the final exit point of the slave from Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The British Empire actually patrolled the African Border after the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave (1807) trade to stop other nations and pirates to continue with the trade illegally, this is known as "African Blockade"; they even created a dedicated unit called the "West Africa Squadron" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Today I learned of Cudjoe Lewis who was brought to the USA aboad the last Atlantic slave trade ship to go to there, he lived until 1935. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Robinson Crusoe was an active participant in the slave trade when he got stranded en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Before the Western slave trade got going, North African pirates used to regularly kidnap Britons and other Europeans for sale as slaves in Africa.... Some 1.25 million Europeans were sold into the African slave trade between 1500-1800. bbc.co.uk/history/british…
More Blacks died in the Trans Atlantic slave trade than Jews died in the holocaust. courses.essex.ac.uk/lg/lg…
The last American survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, Cudjoe Lewis, died in 1935 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cud…
Today I learned of the West Africa Squadron, a section of the Royal Navy used to enforce the British ban by shutting down the slave trade routes and seizing slave ships at sea. After the 1807 slave trade act which made it illegal to engage in the slave trade throughout the British colonies bbc.co.uk/history/british…
A slave during the 1800s transatlantic slave trade cost 400X what a slave costs today on average freetheslaves.net/about-s…
Africans Kings actually sold many POWs to Europeans in the Atlantic Slave Trade, and this was a major source of their slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
During the slave trade Africans thought white men were cannibals since they took so many people but didn't bring them back pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p…
During the Atlantic slave trade era, Brazil imported more slaves than any other country, and that Brazil was the last country in the Western world to abolish slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…
Only 6.45% of the slaves in the Atlantic Slave trade were brought to present-day USA and parts of Canada; 38.5% to Portuguese colonies, 18.4% to non-NA British colonies, 17.5% to Spanish colonies, 13.6% to French colonies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Only 5% of all the slaves from the Atlantic Slave Trade came to the USA. Most went to S. America and the Caribbean. youtube.com/watch?v=dnV_M…
Joseph Smith ran for president in 1844, and proposed the redemption of slaves by selling public lands, reduction of the size and salary of Congress, the closure of prisons, the annexation of Texas, Oregon, and parts of Canada, free trade, and the re-establishment of a national bank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The British ended the Arab Slave Trade in Zanzibar, the birth place of Freddy Mercury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zan…
The Irish Governor of colonial Louisiana under Spain was nicknamed ''Bloody O'Reilly'' because he had six prominent rebel French colonists executed, but he also banned the trade of Native American slaves and allowed slaves to buy their freedom en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Today I learned of the West Africa Squadron, a part of the Royal Navy made to surpress a the Atlantic Slave Trade. While at first consisting of only two ships, it eventually grew to employ 1/6th of the Navy's ships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Benedict Cumberbatch's family made their fortune in the slave trade ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view…
Britain and Portugal were the the largest traders in the Atlantic Slave Trade nps.gov/ethnography/aah/a…
The man who billed for Virginia to join the Confederate States in 1861, William Ballard Preston, had 30 years earlier created legislation to end the slave trade in Virginia; The attempt was unsuccessful due to the Nat Turner slave revolt, and brutal slave codes were enacted instead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Only about 6% of the ~12 million Africans taken during the Atlantic slave trade were destined for what is now the United States gilderlehrman.org/history…
Roger Williams, Puritan leader during colonial America, tried and failed to pass a law in 1652 banning slavery in Rhode Island. By the early 1700s, Newport, Rhode Island became the leading port for slaves in the Triangular trade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
A majority of jamaicans have irish roots because of the slave trade in the 1600's historyjournal.ie/irish-s…
John Locke was heavily invested in the slave trade. wwnorton.com/college/engl…
Out of the 12.5 million Africans slaves that were shipped to the New World, only 450,000 Africans arrived in the United States over the course of the slave trade. theroot.com/articles/hist…
After the slave trade in the U.S. began, many protestant denominations began teaching that the mark of Cain was black skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
John Newton, the clergyman who wrote Amazing Grace, was an active slave trader who later spoke out against it. However, he remained in the trade long after becoming religious and lived off his earnings in the trade for the rest of his life. kingscountynews.ca/Opinio…
The first country to abolish the trade slave was the Republic of Venice in 960 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The founding fathers did make some effort to try and mitigate the slave trade and Thomas Jefferson even went so far as to try and ban slavery in the western territories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
At least 10 times as many girls are now trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were taken in the peak years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. nytimes.com/2011/11/17/op…
The Atlantic Slave Trade was founded and crafted by slavers who were exiled from the Crimean Slave trade after the fall of the Byzantine Empire mikedashhistory.com/2015/…
The (heavily disputed) "slavery hypothesis" posits that the high incidence of hypertension in African Americans is the result of a genetic tendency toward sodium retention, which made their ancestors less likely to die of dehydration during the slave trade. hyper.ahajournals.org/con…
After making first contact with Japan in 1543, the Portuguese Empire engaged in a massive trade of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese slaves to its colonies and Europe; this trade continued for 50 years before being banned as a hindrance to missionary work in East Asia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sla…

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