Genealogy Projects tagged with slavery on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Slaves

    Project Objective Identify and add as many as possible of the slaves who were Progenitors of the Cape of Good Hope to this project. For all other slaves please add them to the connected project South African Slaves . The VOC brought slaves to the Cape of Good Hope from mainly the Indian Ocean Basin, but also elsewhere. Countries included: Abyssinia, Angola, Bangladesh (Bengal?), East Indies...

  • American slave owners

    American slave owners or slaveholders were owners of slaves in the United States which typically worked either as agriculture laborers or house servants. The practice was common until its abolition in 1865 with the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. List of notable slave owners For a complete list, please see: American slave owners Pro...

  • American slaves

    The profiles in this project may be incomplete. It's all we know at this time. Naming conventions Also see: Naming Conventions of US Slaves . First name : Ned Middle name : (blank) Last name : (blank) Birth surname : (blank) Display name : Ned, slave of Agnes Witt Also known as : List of other slave owners EX; Ned the slave of John Blue, Ned the slave of Fred Ugly About : An...

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  • African-, Afro-Americans throughout the Americas / Black History - Master Project

    African, African-American and Caribbean thinkers have played a major role in defining the critical issues of our time, just as the cultures of Africans and their descendants have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world. Source "The past is what makes the present coherent," said Afro-American writer James Baldwin, and the past "will remain horrible for exactly as long as we ...

  • Bleeding Kansas

    "Abolitionism proposes to destroy the right and extinguish the principle of self-government for which our forefathers waged a seven years' bloody war, and upon which our whole system of free government is founded." -- Senator Stephen A. Douglas, in a speech in the Senate Chamber, March 3, 1854 "Come on, then, gentlemen of the slave states. Since there is no escaping your challenge, we acc...

  • South African Slaves

    Slavery at the Cape 1658-1834 The Slaves played an integral part in the evolution of the Cape's people. Slaves outnumbered burghers in the Cape Colony for most of the eighteenth century. Their Genes contributed to the physical evolvement of the population, and also brought diverse cultures, cuisine and traditions from their widespread countries of origin. They contributed enormously to all de...

  • Southern "Fire-Eaters"

    In United States history, the term Fire-Eaters refers to a group of extremist pro-slavery politicians from the South who urged the separation of southern states into a new nation, which became known as the Confederate States of America. Impact By radically urging secessionism in the South, the Fire-Eaters demonstrated the high level of sectionalism existing in the U.S. during the 1850s, a...

  • American Abolitionist Movement

    Abolitionism is the doctrine that slavery must be ended. It is supported by activities that might achieve this goal. It is largely of historic interest because nearly all nations have abolished slavery within their borders. This project recognizes abolitionists — supporters of this doctrine — and the families of abolitionists. In western Europe and the Americas abolitionism wa...

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  • Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause. Notable profiles Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott Henry "Box" Brown John Brown Levi Coffin Frederick Douglass Calvin Fairbank Matilda Joslyn Gage...

  • Irish slaves

    The forgotten white slaves. They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set th...

  • James Armistead Lafayette

    (James Lafayette)ARMISTEAD patriot of the American Revolution Born: Birthplace: Spy, revolutionary. Born into slavery to owner William Armistead around December 10, 1748, in New Kent, Virginia. In 1781, James Armistead volunteered to join the U.S. Army in order to fight for the American Revolution. His master granted him permission to join the revolutionary cause, and the American Continent...

  • Slave Uprisings in Black History (US)

    Early Black History to the Civil War Slave Uprisings in Black History Slave Rebellion The struggle's of Black People (the New Afrikan Nation) in North Amerika: Black People's History and How the United States of America won its Independence from Britain (and the British empire). THE COLONIAL PERIOD "In America our people revolted often. Some of us successfully reached Spanish Flor...

  • John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

    in this project we honor these men and their families John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an attempt by white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in 1859. Twenty-one individuals joined him; of different backgrounds and occupations, rich, poor, black, white, some born free and others born into bondage; me...

  • Washington County, Georgia

    This project is a compilation of the research recently done for Washington County, Georgia. Washington County around established February 25, 1784 from the Creek Indian Cession of November 1, 1783. The county originally included all the territory "from the Cherokee Corner, north extending from the Ogeechee River to the Oconee River, south to Liberty County." It approximately ten times larger ...

  • Slavery in the United States

    Slavery in the United States was a form of slave labor which existed as a legal institution from the early colonial period. After the American Revolution, the northern states all abolished slavery, and Congress prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territory. However slavery gained new life with the cotton industry after 1800, and expanded into the Southwest. The import or export of slaves became...

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