The Glossary lists key historical and contemporary terms related to the transatlantic slave trade. These words are used across the website and particularly in the Themes and Use of language.
There are currently 22 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter R.
electoral reform, or Reform as it became known, was a movement in the 1800s for increasing the democratization of Parliament and voting rights; social reform was concerned with changing conditions for the better, especially for the poor
A person who seeks shelter or protection from danger or distress in country other than their own
making amends, compensation; claim to payments to the descendants of the enslaved and to Africa by those who benefited economically from slavery
to strive against, or refuse to comply (sometimes secretly) with a decision or an established way of doing things
the third stage in the transatlantic slave trade with ships carrying items grown or made in the Caribbean or the Americas, such as sugar or tobacco, to Europe to sell (see also Triangular trade)
a major change or fundamental reconstruction, usually of a nation by replacing a ruler or system of government or in ways of thinking
An artistic, literary and intellectual movement influenced by the French Revolution. Followers stressed ideas around individual heroism and explored nature in new ways that saw its horror and awe expressed in words and imagery.