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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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_ship

Slave ships were large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves. ... As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. ... as it reduced the number of sailors who had to be paid on reaching the home port . ... The African slave trade was outlawed by the United States of America and the  ...

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.jamestownpress.com/news/2009-03-19/front_page/003.html

Mar 19, 2009 ... Jamestown was home to the last known slave in Rhode Island. ... would transport the slaves in the Caribbean and the southern colonies, which ... state for the slave ships, many which "were built everywhere - Newport, Bristol, ...

www.pbs.org/pov/tracesofthetrade/background

Learn more about the nation's leading slave trading family, the DeWolfs, the ... who agreed to split the federal customs district based in Newport, Rhode Island. ... U.S. trade, included New England, Africa, and slave markets in North America ... The DeWolf family found many ways to increase their profits from the slave trade.

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1995/09/slavery-and-the-jews/376462

Individual African-Americans and individual Jews as persons? ... In the Karp- Korn instance we are nearly home, though we do not yet know when the article ... At that time many of those immigrants saw the African slave trade and slavery as a ... that all the stills in Newport were owned by the Jews" in the eighteenth century.

www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/05/why_america_adopted_race_based_slavery.html

May 19, 2015 ... Excerpted from Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood. ... to liberate Negro slaves in Central America in the 1580s still prompted many colonists ... Dutch slave traders were actively looking for new markets. ... the Great Fire of London created fresh demands for workers at home.

www.warwickhistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=260:the-nefarious-slave-trade&catid=56&Itemid=125

Home; Warwick History ... Most of the sugar and molasses was taken to Newport or Providence and ... Obviously, the slave trade was going to bring very substantial profits. ... attack on a Jesuit mission in a French colony on the coast of South America. ... Potter, as well as other slave traders, tried to pack as many slaves as ...

www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/economics-business-and-labor/labor/slavery

Eventually, slavery expanded to the north, to colonial America. ... African Company also contributed to the seventeenth-century American slave trade. ..... the House of Representatives, would be measured by counting the "Number of free ..... By then there were substantial numbers of slaves in Newport, Rhode Island, which ...