Registry of Slaves of the British Caribbean 1817-1834

Documentary heritage submitted by Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009, with an addendum in 2011.

© National Archives, St. Kitts - Register slaves St. Christopher
Original Register of Slaves, St. Christopher

Enslaved Africans made up the great majority of transatlantic migrants who were forcibly removed to the Americas from Columbus' first voyages in the fifteenth century until the nineteenth century. The Trans-Atlantic slave trade, originating in Africa and ending in the Caribbean and the Americas, remains a sensitive subject for several reasons, including issues of race, morality, ethics, identity, underdevelopment and reparations.

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