History of Slavery

African slave trading routes in medieval times.

Although the word immediately conjures the exportation of indigenous people from the African continent to the Americas, Slavery has been with us throughout history. Man has used force, deception or intimidation to enslave others to a life of servitude. Read more. By Bamber Gascoigne

Today, slavery persists, often associated with the sex trade. Young women, and men, are enticed from their home in poor countries or regions by the promise of financial security, only to find themselves entrapped, without means of escape, within brothels around the world. Read more.

Tippu Tip The infamous Swahili slave trader.