Encyclopaedia Africana

Encyclopaedia Africana S September 21, 2021 SLAVE BIBLE

“It was intended for use among enslaved Africans in the British West Indies, which is modern day Caribbeans, so Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua,” he says.

Encyclopaedia Africana U August 15, 2021 USA: MANIFEST DESTINY

President Thomas Jefferson kicked off the country’s westward expansion in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, which at some 828,000 square miles nearly doubled the size of the United States and stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

C Encyclopaedia Africana July 2, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES REVEALED: 20TH CENTURY TRANSITIONS (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, UK)

At the time that this picture was taken, Antigua was under British Colonial rule. Its very existence proves that the British were content to let their subjects live in abject squalor, document it and send it back for filing.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 29, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – THE CARIBBEAN & THE WIDER WORLD (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, UK)

One of the main projects that attracted such workers was the building of the Panama Canal. Additionally, about 40,000 Jamaicans and Barbadians settled in Cuba in the early 20th century after migrating there to work in the sugar industry.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 26, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – SOCIETY & WELFARE POST-TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, UK)

The schooling system established during slavery was expanded to teach Christian morals to the recently freed slaves.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 26, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – SLAVERY & NEGOTIATING FREEDOM (NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

The official revisionist historical narrative of the British after the Transatlantic Slave Trade is that there were only 3.1million African people captured, enslaved and worked to death by the British. SWR does not believe that this narrative is historically correct.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 26, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – IDENTITY (NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

Enslaved Africans constantly fought to keep their identity and heritage alive.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 25, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE (NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

The Caribbean is composed of people from all over the world including those taken there by force and those who migrated freely.

C Encyclopaedia Africana June 25, 2021 CARIBBEAN HISTORIES – INTRODUCTION (NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

All documents in the Caribbean histories series on this website are from the National Archives. They offer a no doubt sanitised and historically revised version of events that those of us not yet born at that time can use to get a glimpse of what our foremothers/forefathers lived through.

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