Catharine Richardson, The Negro Sweetheart, Sold Into Slavery Because His Wife Wouldn’t Understand, Nassau 1809

Catharine Richardson, a free born negro woman from New York, was sold into slavery, in Nassau, in 1809. Then, but, ...
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£15m Loan In 1835 To Compensate British Slaveowners Finally Paid In 2015

On February 9, 2018, HM Treasury (Her Majesty's Treasury) via its Twitter account, from London, tweeted a most extraordinary bit ...
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245 Slaves Drown and Slave Ship Lost in Bahamian Waters Compensation Case 1804

The Mercury, a British slave ship left Liverpool, England, for the coast of Africa on 26 June 1803. It made ...
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August 1st Emancipation Day Should Also Remind The Bahamas Their Historic Role In Enabling Slavery In America 1861 – 1865

As the August 1st annual celebration of Slavery Emancipation, is observed once again, present day Bahamians, should also be cognisant ...
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Probate Notice For Samuel Minors A Free Black Man 1799

Who was Samuel Minors, a Free Black Man, who died in 1799? With so much of Bahamian history, lacking in ...
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Indian Lascar Killed And Two Runaway Negroes Captured By Slave Catchers Nassau 1785

How did a Lascar, all the way from the East Indies, become a runaway slave, in Nassau? Moreover, why was ...
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19th Century Propaganda: Most Poisonous Plant In The Bahamas Linked to Obeah 1888

One day, the principles and teachings of Obeahism, the once ancient practices of African-Caribbean people, will be to the world, ...
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COFFEE SHOP MEETING ORGANISED BY JOHN CRUDEN LEADS TO EVENTUAL MERCHANT CLASS RULE Nassau 1785

John Cruden, an angry, disgruntled Loyalist driven out Florida in 1784, called a meeting of British Merchants, in Nassau, in ...
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Loyalists Tax Exemption Extended From 7 To 15 Years: AND THEN THEY TOOK THE GOVERNMENT 1784 – 1785

If we are bound to repeat the unheeded lessons of history, then, in the future, the Bahamas will fight for ...
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128 Slaves of Wealthy James Moss Member of the House of Assembly Sold To Jamaica… Here Are Their Names 1822

All who sat in the House of Assembly, before 1834, were slave owners. Slaves were the only source of wealth ...
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