In 1674 Henry Mackintosh in partnership with William Pringle purchased a 1600 acre sugar plantation in Suriname.
The population of the USA was counted as 3,929,214. Of that number 694,280 or 17.8% were slaves.
“some more information about Orkney’s involvement in slave-worked sugar plantations in the West Indies.”
“The high point of the episode comes in a court Hearing where sides have to make their arguments towards Data’s rights – if he is to be considered Property or a free individual.”
“In the late summer of 1835, 19-year old Joseph Clouston, who had been born in Stromness but was then living at Nisthouse in Harray, arrived at the coastal town of Anamaboe.”
“West Africa was the source of the enslaved people who were trafficked across the Atlantic to provide the labour on the plantations of the Americas and the West Indies.”
“There were a number of ‘enterprising Orcadian planters, and, of course, slave-holders in the West Indies.’”
stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and considers that the UK Government must immediately suspend all export licences for tear gas, rubber bullets and riot gear to the US
“Mike was due to go to a meeting in the Bahamas.”
“Self-reliance Is the Fine Road to Independence.” Mary Ann Shadd Cary