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Portuguese slave trade in the Americas

Migration A–Z

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  1. Jelmer Vos and Kalle Kananoja

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm421

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Kananoja, J. V. a. K. 2013. Portuguese slave trade in the Americas. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Between the early 1500s and the effective abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the 1860s, Portuguese and Brazilian vessels carried more than five million slaves to the Americas.

Keywords:

  • slavery;
  • South America;
  • racism;
  • Atlantic world;
  • labor supply