Africans in the Americas

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The Dutch brought the first African slave to what is now the United States in 1619, but by then slavery had been common in other parts of the New World for more than a century. Brazil alone imported five million slaves and Haiti and Cuba were major slave-holding colonies. Historian James Sweet will discuss the large-scale phenomenon of Africans in the Americas, and we’ll look at a successful slave revolt that’s largely overlooked in the shadows of the American and French revolutions

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Norman Gilliland Producer
  • James Sweet Guest

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