The African Diaspora In The 19th Century

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“The African Diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that are descended from the historic movement of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among other areas worldwide”[African Union]. The term ‘Diaspora’ historically applies to the successors of the West and Central Africans who were enslaved and shipped to the Americas in the Atlantic slave trade, with the largest population being Brazil, followed by the USA and others. Much of the African Diaspora was distributed throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade. In the 8th century, Arabs took African slaves from the central and eastern portions of the continent sold them into markets in the Middle East and eastern Asia and at the beginning of the 15th century, Europeans captured/purchased African slaves from West Africa and brought them to Europe in much greater numbers to the Americas…show more content…
“A total of 1,840,000 slaves arrived at other British colonies, chiefly the West Indies in the Caribbean. Beginning in the late 18th century, harsh conditions, constant inter-imperial warfare, and growing human rights goals resulted in the Haitian Revolution in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, led by Toussaint L 'Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines” [USI]. In 1804, the Haitians became the second set of individuals in the Americas to win independence from a European state and create a republic for themselves. Continuous waves of rebellion, such as the Baptist War led by Sam Sharpe in Jamaica, created the conditions for the incremental abolition of slavery in the region and the migration of individuals. Cuba (under the Spanish Crown) was the last island to emancipate its

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