A map on a building on Robben Island, South Africa, shows the routes of the transatlantic slave trade that thrived between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Photograph by Claire Pascua, MyShot
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to wipe out or get rid of.
(1500-1888) exchange of goods and services from Europe and the Americas in exchange for human beings from Africa. Also called the Atlantic slave trade.
person authorized or employed to act on another's behalf.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
people and land separated by distance or culture from the government that controls them.
to honor an event on a specific date.
crowded or having very little space.
to send away from a country or region.
place where a person or thing is going.
having to do with money.
group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.
to hire or use.
to totally control.
one or more buildings used for the manufacture of a product.
extremely disturbing or scary.
free from influence, threat, or support.
work or employment.
central place for the sale of goods.
route traveled by slave ships between West Africa and the Caribbean or eastern North America.
place dug in the earth where ores are extracted.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
large estate or farm involving large landholdings and many workers.
place on a body of water where ships can tie up or dock and load and unload cargo.
valuable metal, such as gold, silver, or platinum.
to identify or acknowledge.
person who is owned by another person or group of people.
having to do with a community or other group of organized people.
to provide a good or service.
across the Atlantic Ocean.
historically, the exchange of goods and services between Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.
revolt or rebellion.
developed, densely populated area where most inhabitants have nonagricultural jobs.