slave trade

  1. Roman African slave trade

    As a Rome started losing a lot of wars it run out of supply of slaves due to which return to serfdom. After its fall Muslims introduced camels widely in the Sahara desert and conquer Swahili coast. They raided sub saharan Africa for slaves or bought captured slaves from allied chiefs. They were...
  2. WI: Mali Slave-Plantation Colony

    Say the Mali Colonize South America and set up plantation colonies worked by slaves both taken from weaker tribes and imported from parts of Europe. Eventually they realize that escaped slaves are easier to find when they stand out from the population so they start exclusively using...
  3. Plausibility Check: Asian Elephants in Africa and the Americas

    POD: In the late 1600s, agents of the British and Dutch East India companies respond to the purchase of Elephants for menageries in Europe and Britain as a possible future investment. Knowing that Asian Elephants are easier to keep than African elephants, and that the biggest risk posed by...
  4. Caravels of Portugal

    Possible sites for procuring Asian slaves in the 17th century?

    I'm brainstorming an alternate timeline about Asian slaves in America. As other users pointed out in threads about Asian slaves, there are difficulties obtaining slaves from Asia due to many factors like tech level, cultural reasons and other things. To make the long backstory short for the...
  5. GauchoBadger

    US politics with a continuing Atlantic Slave Trade?

    What would United States politics, in both internal and external matters (but principally the question of the North-South Divide), look like if the Atlantic Slave Trade had never been suppressed by Britain, either through her not managing to wrest control over the Atlantic Ocean from France and...
  6. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: Trans-Pacific Slave Trade

    In the honor of having a holiday nearer, I decided to make a revival based on the first successful thread which was WI: Asian Slaves in 16th Century America. I didn't want to necro the thread because I feel it had already run its course. The hypothetical timeline when Christian missionaries and...
  7. Incanian

    No Or Limited Arab Slave Trade

    The Arab slave trade is not widely known in the western world, but it had a major effect on world history. Here's a bit of information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade (I know I used Wikipedia) In total, 20 million were enslaved (8 million more than Atlantic slave trade) And 80...
  8. WI: The anti slave acts are passed much earlier. The American revolution is a little bit about slave

    So lets make the American revolution were partly about slavery? In the 18th century the abolition movements in Europe (and to a much lesser extent to 13 colonies) are significantly more successful. And Britain is where the abolishes movement is most successful compared to OTL. In 1771 The 1807...
  9. WI John Rolfe never brought Bermuda tobacco to Jamestown?

    Okay, so! In 1609, the Jamestown colony was pretty much a filthy, useless money hole that wasn’t producing any of the gold it promised and also rapidly shrinking due to starvation. What saved it was John Rolfe, who turned it into a town revolving around the production of a lucrative new cash...
  10. Would a Black Death-scale pandemic in the imperial era=mass importation of slaves to Europe?

    IOTL, while there was significant importation of African slaves into Iberia(reaching ~10% of the population in Portugal), it was relatively marginal elsewhere, with England, France and the Netherlands banning the importation of slaves into the metropolitan territory. This makes a certain sense-...
  11. Greater, self-governing colony of Liberia with a bigger Americo-Liberian population.

    So let’s say that during and before 1821: 1). The ACS purchases Sierra Leone from Britian, and annexes modern-day Guinea, Guinea-Basseu, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Gambia which all get incorporated into Liberia. 2). A much larger number of black freedman from North America, the Caribbean, and...
  12. If Ye Do Not Feel The Chain: Divergences in Colonial North America
    Threadmarks: Intro/First 25 Years (1675-1700)

    Hi everyone! This is my first ever TL on AH.com. It was initially intended to be a fairly compact timeline about the decline of slavery in the 13 colonies with Bacon's Rebellion never happening as its POD, but it's grown a little beyond that. (For example, it technically has two PODs now.) I...
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