Slavery

The Great Slave Auction of 1859: The Largest Single Sale of Enslaved Africans in U.S History

The Great Slave Auction of 1859 also called the weeping time was a significant event in American history, as it marked the last large-scale sale of enslaved people in the United States.

Zumbi, the Afro-brazilian Leader Who Was Beheaded by the Portuguese for Resisting Slavery

Zumbi was an Afro-Brazilian leader who lived in the 17th century and is remembered for his resistance against the enslavement of African people in Brazil.

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

Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century

Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.

The Rubber Genocide: How the Quest for Wealth by Belgian King Leopold II Led to Mass Murder in Congo

Leopold II, the King of Belgium from 1865 to 1909, is infamous for his brutal rule and exploitation of the Congo Free State, a vast territory in central Africa

La Mulâtresse Solitude: the Pregnant Heroine Who Fought Against the Reintroduction of Slavery in Guadeloupe in 1802

La Mulâtresse Solitude was a former slave and one of the heroine of Guadeloupe who rebelled against the re-establishment of slavery in Guadeloupe while she was pregnant.

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.

The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt

The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history

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.

Rabih Az-zubayr, the African Slave Trader Who Was Beheaded for Daring to Fight Against French Colonialists

Rabih az-Zubayr usually known as Rabah in French, was a Sudanese warlord and slave trader who established a powerful empire east of Lake Chad, in today's Chad.
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History of Human Zoos: How ‘Exotic Africans’ Were Displayed in Zoos in the West

During this time, people from various non-European cultures were brought to Europe and the United States and displayed in zoos as examples of "exotic" and "primitive" peoples.