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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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THE SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY

1324

Emperor Musa of Mali makes pilgrimage to Mecca.

1402

Castilian conquest of the Canary Islands commences.

1452

Sugar produced on Madeira using African slaves.

1482

Portuguese construct São Jorge da Mina castle (Elmina) on Gold Coast of West Africa.

1483

Portuguese encounter the Kingdom of Kongo.

1486

Portuguese settle São Tomé.

1501

African slaves arrive in Santo Domingo and sugar production soon established.

1510

King Ferdinand of Spain orders fifty African slaves carried to Santo Domingo.

1522

Slave rebellion on Hispaniola.

1524

African slaves used in Cuban gold mines.

1562

John Hawkins participates in the slave trade.

1619

Twenty Africans arrive in Virginia.

1621

Dutch West India Company chartered.

1626

Eleven African ...

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