Latest Atlantic slave trade Stories

2014-04-16 16:17:29

The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. There was a particular demand for blonde girls and boys who were seen as exotic luxury items, and it was...

Unearthed Burial Grounds Provide Look Into Slave Trade
2012-03-11 06:05:15

A slave burial ground in St Helena has been unearthed and discovered by archeologists from the University of Bristol. The burial ground was discovered in the South Atlantic Island as construction for a new airport and roads continues. Archeologists now look to the burial ground to tell the story of the Middle Passage during the Atlantic slave trade. St Helena is located 1,000 miles off the eastern shore of Africa. The island became famous for being a landing place for many freed slaves...

2011-06-22 11:05:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced new series for three Gale Digital Collections - Slavery and Anti-Slavery, The Making of the Modern World and The Making of Modern Law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/NYTU125) "We are excited to publish additional installments of these important collections," said Jim...

2011-04-26 10:23:00

ATLANTA, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little is known of the ancestry of Africans pulled into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A new website, launched at Emory University this week, aims to change that. The African-Origins (http://www.african-origins.org) website provides a rare glimpse of the identities of Africans aboard early nineteenth-century slaving vessels, and through this information, the possibility of tracing the origins of millions of other Africans forcibly transported to the...

2011-02-01 07:00:00

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, today launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history. The five new collections span more than a century and contain important details about the lives of African Americans who bravely fought in the U.S. Civil War, document the transportation of slaves to and from the prominent slave ports of New...

2010-06-10 09:03:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When 400,000 soccer fans converge in South Africa this June and July for the World Cup, many of them will find the work of Martin|Williams Advertising. The agency is launching a new campaign in conjunction with the Not For Sale Campaign, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit, that aims to draw soccer fans' attention to the issue of modern-day slavery. Using both traditional and non-traditional media, the campaign will capitalize on the crowds attracted by...

2010-02-01 13:09:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This February, Black History Month represents an opportunity to reflect on the African American experience in the United States. Building on this tradition of heritage and scholarship, and incorporating important developments in African American history, McGraw-Hill Higher Education has released From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans (ninth edition), a highly contemporized version of the classic text that has long been regarded as one of...

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