transatlantic slave trade

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.

John Kimber: The Slaver Who Tortured an Enslaved Teenage Girl to Death for Refusing to Dance

John Kimber was a British captain in the late 18th century who gained notoriety for his brutal treatment of enslaved individuals. In particular, he was responsible for the torture and eventual death of an enslaved teenage girl.

The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on African Slaves by White Doctors

During the days of slavery, doctors looking for Human subject research always went for black slave bodies. They were the best options for two reasons, they were easily accessible and their lives were deemed worthless.

Zong Massacre: The Tragic Story of How 133 Enslaved Africans Were Thrown into the Atlantic for Insurance Money

In November 1781, the captain and crew of the British slave ship Zong threw 133 African slaves overboard, killing them. The reason for this act of brutality was to claim insurance money.

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.

Seriki Williams Abass: The Former Slave Who Later Became A Renowned Slave Merchant in Yorubaland

Seriki Williams Abass was a renowned slave merchant during the 19th century and a former paramount ruler of Badagry.

Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the Enslaved Yoruba Princess Who Was Gifted to the Queen of England in 1850

Born Omoba Aina, Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an Egbado princess of the Yoruba people, who was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the king of the Blacks to the Queen of the Whites.

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.
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