The islands off the east coast of North, Central and South America that were called the West Indies by Columbus
- Carl Bernhard Wadström:
Wadstrom was born in Sweden but relocated to England. In London, he published 'Observations on the Slave Trade' and a 'Description of some part of the Coast of Guinea' (1789) “exposing to the world the atrocious acts committed in that part of the globe to which I have been eye-witness” (“Preface,” viii). His work was very influential in the anti-slavery campaign.
A populist reform movement of the 1830s-40s, which set out a manifesto called ‘The People’s Charter’ which aimed to increase the rights of the working classes
- Chattel slavery :
A form of slavery, introduced by Europeans, in which the slave is treated as a piece of property, belonging to his or her owner, and has no rights; the slave is enslaved for life and his / her children are automatically enslaved too; chattel slaves can also be bought and sold just like cattle (from which the word chattel comes)
Communities with advanced systems of social, economic and cultural development
- Coffle :
A group of animals, prisoners or slaves chained together in a line
- Colonial :
Relating to or characteristic of a colony or colonies. It can also refer to a person who lives in a colony.
- Colonization :
The process of one country taking over another, in order to exploit it
- Colony :
A territory partly or completely controlled by another country often called the mother country or motherland) and settled by those people
- Coloured :
A person of mixed racial descent
To preserve in memory by a celebration or ceremony
- Commodity :
An article of trade, especially a raw material or product. Chattel slaves were also treated as commodities.
- Commons, The :
Short for the House of Commons, the elected chamber of the UK Parliament
- Compensation :
Recompense, often financial, for a loss or injury
- Conquer :
To overcome or defeat, to gain control by force.
- Controversial :
Open to disagreement or argument
- Corporal punishment :
Punishment by inflicting physical pain, often flogging
- Culture :
The attitudes and values that are the basis of a society, often based on religious or spiritual beliefs, language and family values; cultures are continually evolving and changing for individuals and communities