Slavery

The Untold Story of Angelo Soliman, the Enslaved African Who Was Gifted to the Imperial Governor of Sicily in 1734

Angelo Soliman was an enslaved African man who was captured from a region in present-day Nigeria and gifted to the Imperial Governor of Sicily in 1734.

Negro Dogs: How Vicious Dogs Were Used To Track, Attack, And Capture Runaway Slaves

The use of highly trained, strong and aggressive Dog breeds like the bloodhounds and Dogo Cubano aka 'Negro Dog' to track, attack, and capture runaway slaves was a common practice in America during the slavery era.

John Newton: The Slave Trader Who Wrote the Beloved Hymn ‘Amazing Grace’

John Newton was an 18th-century slave trader who later became a clergyman and wrote one of the most beloved hymns of all time, "Amazing Grace.

Thomas Earle: The English Slave Trader Who Became the Mayor of Liverpool in 1787

Thomas Earle was a prominent slave trader in the 18th century who played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade. Born in Liverpool in the 1750s, Earle made a fortune as a slave trader and merchant during the peak of the slave trade era.

Jacobus Capitein: The Ex-Slave Who Wrote a Dissertation Defending the Institution of Slavery

The ex-slave-turned-missionary Jacobus Capitein was a Ghanaian writer, poet, minister, and missionary best known for being the first person of African descent to be ordained as a minister in an established Protestant church

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
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Delphine LaLaurie: The Serial Killer Who Sadistically Tortured and Killed Her Slaves for Fun

Delphine LaLaurie was a prominent New Orleans socialite in the early 19th century who became infamous for the atrocities...