Transatlantic Slavery: How European Offers of Weaponry Lured African Chiefs into Slave Trade
It has been a pile of decades since the abolition of slavery. However, in another context, one can argue that what happened to slavery wasn't abolition but evolution. This article will not dwell on this debate as it is...
Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves
For over a century, beginning from the 1700s, the publication of slave sales ads was among the most lucrative sources of income for newspaper owners.
Slave Breeding in the US: How Enslaved Africans were Bred Like Livestock in the 19th Century
Slave breeding was a practice that occurred in the antebellum United States, in which slave owners would breed enslaved Africans for the purpose of increasing their economic value as property
Drapetomania: the Scientific Justification of Slavery and Abuse of Enslaved Africans in America
Drapetomania was a pseudoscientific theory that was used in the mid-19th century to explain why enslaved African Americans would attempt to escape slavery in the United States.
Project Atlantropa: A German Architect’s Plan To Merge Europe And Africa Into One
In Sörgel's Atlantropa, white Europeans would rule as the dominant race, using black Africans as a strictly segregated source of manual labor.
How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives
Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.
How the Church of England Made £10.1 Billion From the Transatlantic Slave Trade
In 1704, the Church of England established a scheme called Queen Anne's Bounty to support poor clergymen. It was from donations made to this fund that the clergymen who managed it started investing in transatlantic slavery, a booming trade...
Kimpa Vita: For Portraying Jesus as a Black Man, This African Prophetess Was Burnt Alive in 1706
Donna Beatriz's (kimpa vita) Antonianism rejected the Catholic rituals of baptism, confession, and prayer. It also refused the cross, claiming it is to blame for Christ's death.
Edward Nkoloso and His Afronauts Project: Could the USA Have Stolen Their Space Secrets From Zambia?
Edward Makuka Nkoloso and His Afronauts Project: Nkoloso hoped to beat the United States and Soviet Union's respective space programs at the height of the Space Race.
Antonianism: The Catholic Movement That Portrayed Jesus as a Black Man
The Antonianism Christian movement taught that Jesus and other early Christian figures were from the Kongo Empire and that heaven is for Africans alone.
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King Hintsa: The Xhosa Leader Who Was Betrayed, Killed, and Mutilated by the British
King Hintsa, also known as Hintsa kaKhawuta, was the king of the Xhosa Kingdom from 1804-1835. As a formidable...