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Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

A review of the triangular trade with reference to maps and statistics. By Alistair Boddy-Evans The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interests in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much more readily available commodity — slaves. By the seventeenth century the …

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Slavery in Africa and Slavery by Africans

Although slavery has been practiced for almost the whole of recorded history, the vast numbers involved in the African slave trade has left a legacy which can not be ignored. Slavery in Africa Whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan African societies before the arrival of Europeans is a hotly contested point …

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What Caused The Scamble For Africa

The Scramble for Africa (1880-1900) was a period of rapid colonization of the African continent by European powers. But it wouldn’t have happened except for the particular economic, social, and military evolution Europe was going through. Before the Scramble for Africa — Europeans in Africa up to the 1880s By …

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5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

September 22 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, in which he declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” To commemorate the occasion, we invite you to consider some surprising facts …

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