Historical documents provide a look at the Christian worlds’ involvement in the Slave Trade.
Shalom, everyone! The Vatican/Catholic Church and Italy were involved in the colonization, enslavement, and trafficking of Africans. Like Germany, Italy was once a collection of city-states and principalities. Italy did not become a fully unified state until 1871, and Rome was made its capital. Therefore, Italy as a state was not involved in the Transatlantic […]
New exhibition at the Smithsonian Latino Center “explores the legacy of Native peoples in the Greater Antilles and their contemporary heritage movement.” Ranald Woodaman (Smithsonian Voices) reports: We’re forever trying to make sense of history, and especially our place in it. The Caribbean is fraught with especially painful questions around historical narrative that reflect a […]
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 […]
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 […]