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The Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, General Research and Reference Division

Élisée Reclus, The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Africa, vol. III (New York: D. Appleton, 1890–1893)

Cape-Verdeans

The Cape Verde islands, off the coast of West Africa, were uninhabited. The Portuguese transported Africans from the mainland to work on the newly established sugar plantations-a move that was to be replicated later in the Americas.

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