Records chronicling the Atlantic Slave Trade

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to Cape Town and Boston […]

via A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history: — redlegagenda

An event not to be missed

Here is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,” which will take place at Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) on March 8-9, 2019. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018. Description/Guidelines: The major objective of this conference is to encourage collaboration among scholars utilizing databases […]

via Call for Papers—”Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade” — Repeating Islands

An unorthodox U.S. President is threatened with Impeachment

BY PHIL GIRALDI – The idea that the United States government identified twelve culprits who were responsible for trying to overthrow American democracy is by any measure ludicrous, if indeed there was a major plan to disrupt the election at all. The indictment is little more than a political document seeking to undermine any effort […]

via The Establishment Strikes Back — The Ugly Truth