Genealogy Projects tagged with slavery on the Geni Family Tree

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. For the time being, we are using this as the Slavery Plantation umbrella or portal. Lis...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Slaves

    Project Objective Identify and add the slaves who were Progenitors of the South African population 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 (Indonesia), Guin...

  • 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...

  • Washington County, Georgia, USA

    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 ...

  • American slaves

    This is the master project for Slaves in America. The profiles in this project may be incomplete. 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 Fre...

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  • 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...

  • Ramapo Mountain People - New Netherland to the Present

    A project that attempts to follow the blood lines of black and mixed blood slaves of 17th century New Netherland, through their settlement of the land patents of New Jersey, to the smaller Ramapo Mountain area, and beyond. This examination makes use of the Geni World Tree. It also explores evidence that these lines were fractionally part of the the Ramapo culture Click on the map, here to the...

  • 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). "Every organized rebellion, even when thwarted by the whites and their offspring, struck fear into the whit...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Jamaican Slaves

    This is the master project for Slaves in Jamaica. 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 : Any other information that may ...

  • East Indian Slaves in Colonial America

    The objective of this project is to identify (forced) immigrants from India & Madagascar to Colonial America. Please start discussions, share resources, build trees, and add profiles to the project. Please create "related" projects for the Madagascar slave trade in other locations. And please ... invite collaborators to join in and contribute. background From Indian Slaves in Colonial Ameri...

  • 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...