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Glossary

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  • Racism:
    A belief that one group of people is inferior, or superior to another because to their race
  • Rapine:
    To seize with force another's property; plunder
  • Rebellion :
    Organized and usually armed resistance against established government or authority
  • Reform :
    To change, reshape - The movement for electoral reform in the 1800's became known as 'reform'. The movements aim was to change Parliament and voting rights to make it more democratic.
  • Repatriation:
    To return, or be returned, home, to one’s native place
  • Repression :
    To keep suppressed or to put down and keep down by force any active general opposition or rebellion
  • Resistance :
    To strive against, or refuse to comply openly or secretly with a decision or an established way of doing things
  • Return Passage :
    The last (3rd) stage in the transatlantic slave trade, where ships returned to Europe carrying items grown or made in the Caribbean or the Americas, such as sugar or tobacco, to sell
  • Revolt :
    Uprising against a ruler; or government, sometimes including going over to a rival power
  • Revolution :
    To turn upside down, that is to cause a fundamental reconstruction, usually of a nation by replacing a ruler or system of government or in ways of thinking
  • Royal African Company :
    London-based trading company with a monopoly on the early trade with Africa

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