Articles related to slavery
The Untold History of American Indian Slavery
It is well known by historians that the slave trade began with the Spanish incursions into the Caribbean and Christopher Columbus's taking of slaves, as ...
What Does the Constitution Say About Slavery? - American History
Answer: The words "slave" or "slavery" do not exist in the Constitution. However, slavery is referred to in a couple of places. For one thing, there was the 3/5 ...
Slavery and Identity Among the Cherokee - Native American History
The Cherokee, whose homelands were in the deep South, adopted slavery in part to protect their lands from white encroachment. Sometimes intermarrying, their ...
African History -- Slavery and the Slave Trade
African people have been captured and sold as slaves within their own continent, across the Atlantic, and in the East. Even today reports in the news suggest ...
Types of Slavery in Africa - African History - About.com
Whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan African societies before the arrival of Europeans is a hotly contested point between Afrocentric and Eurocentric ...
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins of Slaves - African History
A map showing where slaves were sourced in Africa for the trans-Atlantic slave trade and a table giving the numbers of slaves from each region.
How Many Slaves Were Taken from Africa?
Information on how many slaves were shipped from Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas during the sixteenth century can only be estimated as very few ...
African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Indigenous African Slavery
Indigenous slavery in West Africa, known as pawnship, differed somewhat from the chattel slavery of the trans-Atlantic trade, since pawns would live amongst a ...
Islam in America During the Slavery Years
Some scholars estimate that 10-20 percent of the slaves brought over from Africa were Muslims. The film "Amistad" alluded to this fact, portraying Muslims ...
African Slavery 101 - African History - About.com
Although slavery has been practiced for almost the whole of recorded history, the vast numbers involved in the African slave trade has left a legacy which can not ...