Slavery; Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

Slavery; Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

R. G. Grant

Language: English

Pages: 191


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Slavery is a comprehensive look at the history of an abomination. Words and images reveal the story of slavery around the world and across the centuries, focusing on slavery in the United States in the 1800s. This authoritative, heavily illustrated guide looks at the escalation of the Atlantic slave trade, the African peoples who were targeted, the lives they led as slaves in the American South, the slow growth of worldwide anti-slavery movements, abolition in the United States, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and more. Understand slavery-and how America's slave past has influenced its racial atmosphere today-with Slavery.



















with many slaves. This scene from the Emperor Trajan’s Column, created to celebrate his victories in war, shows a Dacian, from modern-day Romania, taken prisoner by Roman soldiers. 12 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Spartacus fights for freedom Occasionally, Roman slaves rebelled against their masters. The most famous uprising was led by Spartacus, a former gladiator. The rebellion was crushed by the Roman Army in 71 BCE. Spartacus died fighting and later 6,000 of his

temper… Others said they had heard of a person turned mad, who had conceived the thought of destroying Liverp ool and all its glory. The temper of many of the int erested people of Liverpool had now become still more irritable and their hostility mo re apparent than before. I receiv ed anonymous letters entreating me to leave it or I sho uld otherwise never leave it ali ve.” BEGAN TO Thomas Clarkson playe d an important role in the British anti-slave trade mo He made courageous fac vement.

Photographic (crb). BAL: National Portrait Gallery, London (bc). V&A Images: (t). 120 BAL: Wilberforce House, Hull City Museums and Art Galleries (clb). Corbis: Angelo Hornak (r). GC, New York: (tl). 121 AA: (tl, bc). BAL: National Portrait Gallery, London (c). Getty: Private Collection/BAL (tr). 122-123 Getty: Private Collection/ BAL. 124 Corbis: Austrian Archives (t). 125 AA: Museo Naval, Madrid/Dagli Orti (b). BAL: Private Collection (cla). GC, New York: (tl). The Kobal Collection: Dreamworks

Portugal 1444 The first African slaves are brought to the British colony of Virginia 1482 The Portuguese establish the first European slave fort on the West African coast, at Elmina 1501 1526 Spain grants Portuguese merchants the “asiento”—or monopoly— of the sale of slaves to their American colonies 1562 1595 John Hawkins makes the first British slave voyage from Africa to the Americas 1619 The Dutch seize the fort at Elmina from the Portuguese 1621 1637 1672 The Dutch West India

Pharaohs of the Egyptian New Kingdom enslave foreign prisoners of war c.700 BCE 586 BCE c.450–400 BCE Augustus establishes the Roman Empire; a quarter of his Empire’s population are slaves The Roman Republic rules the Mediterranean and Western Europe, enslaving its enemies Hebrews from one of the 12 Tribes of Israel are taken off into slavery in Babylon The code of Hammurabi, a ruler in Mesopotamia, includes laws relating to slaves 220 BCE c.200–50 BCE 71 BCE The Greek city-state

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