Atlantic slave trade
The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th through to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those enslaved that were transported to th...
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
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...
DNA reveals history of buried slaves
Slaves buried in the Caribbean came from different African groups
History of slavery
The history of slavery spans from ancient times to the present day. Slavery was a legally recognized system in which people were legally considered the property or chattel of another. A slave had few ...
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...
Triangular trade
Triangular trade, or triangle trade, is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export commodities that are not required in ...
Abolitionism
Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism was a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slav...
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
History of slavery in Missouri
The history of slavery in Missouri began in 1720, when a man named Philippe Francois Renault brought about 500 negro slaves from Saint-Domingue to work in lead mines in the River des Peres area, locat...
Slavery Abolition Act 1833
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (citation 3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) was an 1833 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire (with the exceptions "of the...
Slavery in the Spanish New World colonies
Slavery in the Spanish colonies began with settlers' enslaving the local indigenous peoples in the Antilles. The Spanish colonists used production quotas to force the local labor to work, in order to ...
Slavery in Canada
Slavery in Canada includes both slavery as practiced by First Nations in land that now comprises Canada before European colonization, as well as slavery under European colonization, the latter of whic...
Slavery among the indigenous peoples of the Americas
Slavery among the indigenous peoples of the Americas took many forms throughout North and South America. Slavery was a common institution among various Pre-Columbian indigenous peoples of the Americas...
Aztec slavery
Aztec slavery, within the structure of the Aztec or Mexica society, where slaves (tlacotin) constituted an important class. Tlacotin were distinct from war captives.
Slavery in the Aztec Empire wa...
Slavery (Ottoman Empire)
Slavery in the Ottoman Empire was a legal and important part of the Ottoman Empire's economy and society until the slavery of peoples of the Caucasus was banned in the early 19th century, although sla...
Repartimiento
The Repartimiento ([repartiˈmjento]) (Spanish, "distribution, partition, or division") was a colonial forced labor system imposed upon the indigenous population of Spanish America and the Philippines....
Arab slave trade
The Arab slave trade was the practice of slavery in the Arab world, mainly in Western Asia, North Africa, Southeast Africa, the Horn of Africa and certain parts of Europe (such as Iberia and Sicily) b...
Slavery in ancient Rome
Slavery in ancient Rome played an important role in society and the economy. Besides manual labor, slaves performed many domestic services, and might be employed at highly skilled jobs and professions...
Slavery in Romania
Slavery (Romanian: robie) existed on the territory of present-day Romania from before the founding of the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia in 13th–14th century, until it was abolishe...
Slavery in Portugal
Slavery in Portugal occurred since before the country's formation. During the pre-independence period, inhabitants of the current Portuguese territory were often enslaved and enslaved others. After in...
Slavery among the indigenous people of the Americas
Slavery among the indigenous peoples of the Americas took many forms throughout North and South America. Slavery was a common institution among various Pre-Columbian indigenous peoples of the Americas...
Bandeirantes
The Bandeirantes ([bɐ̃dejˈɾɐ̃t(ʃ)is], "followers of the banner") were 17th century Portuguese settlers in Brazil, fortune hunters and adventurers from the São Paulo region, the Captaincy of São Vicent...
Portuguese Empire
The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in history. In addition, it was t...
Slavery in the United States
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of chattel slavery that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries after it gained independence and before the end of...
Somersett's Case
Somerset v Stewart (1772) 98 ER 499 (aka Somersett's case, or in State Trials v.XX Sommersett v Steuart) is a famous judgment of the English Court of King's Bench in 1772, which held that chattel slav...
James Somersett
Somerset v Stewart (1772) 98 ER 499 (aka Somersett's case, or in State Trials v.XX Sommersett v Steuart) is a famous judgment of the English Court of King's Bench in 1772, which held that chattel slav...
Spanish Empire
The Spanish Empire (Spanish: Imperio español) was one of the first empires of global extent, having its peak of political and economic power under the Spanish Habsburgs through t...
Black Loyalists
A Black Loyalist was an inhabitant of British America of African descent who joined British colonial forces during the American Revolutionary War. Many were slaves held by Patriot rebels, and decided ...
History of slavery in Pennsylvania
When the Dutch and Swedes established colonies in the Delaware Valley, they quickly imported African slaves for workers, or transported them from New Netherland; slavery was documented as early as 163...