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  • Abolition:
    To do away with or bring to an end. It is used in this site to mean the campaign to end the slave trade and slavery.
  • Abolitionist:
    A person who supported the movement to end the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery.
  • Absentee Owner:
    A plantation or estate owner who did not live on their property and manage it directly (they hired a manager)
  • African-Caribbean :
    A person from the Caribbean of African descent
  • Afrika:
    Another way to spell Africa that is used in many African languages. It can be used to show that the writing is from the point of view of someone from Africa.
  • Akan:
    Akan people are members of an ethnic group from areas of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, in West Africa, who share a common culture and language
  • Americas :
    This refers to the two continents of North and South America and the surrounding islands
  • Anti-slavery :
    A term used to describe a person, an action, or an idea that is against slavery
  • Apprentice :
    A person who is learning a craft or trade by working for, and being taught by, a master or expert in that trade for an agreed period. They usually work for low wages until the apprenticeship is ended.
  • Apprenticeship :
    The period during which a person is bound (under contract) as an apprentice
  • Asante :
    Asante people are members of an ethnic group from areas of Ghana, in West Africa, who share a common culture and language

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