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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Vernon

William Vernon (January 17, 1719 – December 22, 1806), of Newport, Rhode Island, was a New England trader who played a leading role in the Continental Congress' maritime activities during the American Revolution. ... The Vernons are known as the first Newport merchants to sell African slaves directly to the southern ...

slavenorth.com/rhodeisland.htm

Black slaves were in Rhode Island by 1652, and by the end of that century Rhode Island had become the only New England colony to use slaves for both labor and trade. ... Newport and Bristol were the major slave markets in the American colonies. ... As in other New England colonies with many slaves, masters had to be ...

www.colonialcemetery.com/newport-slavery

The earliest documented slave manumission in Newport was recorded in 1673. ... understanding of the American Slave Trade is that many Africans who would arrive, ... Synagogue, Redwood Library, Brick Market, and the Old Colony House.

www.browndailyherald.com/2006/10/17/in-colonial-rhode-island-slavery-played-pivotal-role

Oct 17, 2006 ... At least two-thirds of North American slave-trading voyages each year ... to six times as many made the bilateral trade route to the Caribbean. ... There were 22 rum distilleries in Newport in 1770, according to ... to slavery still benefited from a national market that sold products like .... Baja's · Donovan House.

www.womenhistoryblog.com/2008/01/slavery-in-rhode-island.html

The towns of Newport and Bristol became the major slave markets in the ... They cut wheat, picked peas, milked cows, husked corn, cleaned homes and built the ... Rhode Island remained the leading slave trader of the colonies until a partial ...

familysearch.org/wiki/en/African_American_Slavery_and_Bondage

Slave market, built in 1762, in Newport, Rhode Island, now home to the ... All 13 British-American colonies participated in the slave trade before 1780. ... Parts of the papers from some plantations were once scattered by their donation to many  ...

www.rense.com/general69/invo.htm

"Jews also took an active part in the Dutch colonial slave trade; indeed, the bylaws ... of Newport in the late 1760's and early 1770's dominated Jewish slave trading on the ... Both North American and Caribbean Jews played a key role in this ... around ownership of sugar plantations and marketing of sugar, the importing of ...

library.brown.edu/cds/slaveryandjustice/browse.php?verb=seeall

The balance of the letter offers information on the local market for slaves in Virginia. ... a colony established by the British on the Windward Coast of Africa as a home for ... (The slave trade into American ports was protected by the U.S. Constitution, ... The letter came first to Moses Brown, who was in Newport on business; ...

www.africanamerica.org/topic/rhode-island-and-the-slave-trade-buying-and-selling-the-human-species?reply=128788938051753775

For more than 75 years, Rhode Island ruled the American slave trade. ... "He was many years a Guinea Captain; he had then no doubt of the Slave Trade," Stiles wrote. ... But Rhode Islanders soon discovered a new market for their rum: tribal .... While Newport merchants profited by trafficking in slaves, colonists across ...

www.tracingcenter.org/resources/background/northern-involvement-in-the-slave-trade

Rhode Island alone was responsible for half of all U.S. slave voyages. ... the largest market for slave traders, including the DeWolfs—most large colonial ports ... ports including Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island. ... in the 1780s, many northern states did not act against slavery until well into the 19th ...