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From the 1860s, the demand for labour on the sugar cane plantations of Fiji and Queensland, Australia, resulted in blackbirding the shores in the region. Tens of thousands men inhabiting the smaller... [Item of the Day]
Ana Nzinga was a legendary warrior queen in 17th-century Portuguese Guinea (modern-day Angola) who opposed the Portuguese slave traders in her homeland. She even pacted with the Dutch in order to... [Item of the Day]
Two vessels of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were sent from the VOC's Pulicat factory in South India to the kingdom Arakan (nowadays a region in Burma) on 23 September 1625 to fetch slaves from... [Item of the Day]
The Belgian missionary Louis Hennepin was picnicking on the banks on the Mississippi on 12 April 1680, when he 'suddenly perceived fifty bark canoes, conducted by 120 Indians, entirely nude, who... [Item of the Day]
On January 8, 1992, the first 'Wednesday Demonstration' was held by surviving comfort women and sympathizers in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. The demonstration was sponsored by the Korean... [Item of the Day]
Local populations of the Caucasus including the Circassians long practiced various forms of servitude and slave trading. In the nineteenth century, many inhabitants of the Caucasus, especially... [Item of the Day]
While parental emotions and well-being of the elderly slaves seemed of no interest to plantation holders, costs of maintenance were. In 1870s Brazil, it cost more to rear a locally-born slave child... [Item of the Day]
On 29 August 1793 the former domestic slave Toussaint l'Ouverture spoke in the language of the French Revolution to the black inhabitants of the Caribbean island Saint Domingue:Brothers and friends,... [Item of the Day]
The Amistad Rebellion is one of the most famous shipboard revolts in history. It was part of a massive Atlantic wave of resistance to slavery during the 1830s.On 2 July 1839, 53 enslaved Africans on... [Item of the Day]
Two African and one Indian slave killed a farm family of seven whites in Newton, Long Island, N.Y. on 28 February 1708. The perpetrators were hanged, a black woman was burned. Some historians claim... [Item of the Day]