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The Ethnic Origins of Enslaved Africans in Grenada


Grenada has been excluded from studies concerned with the demographics of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on the formation of African diasporic identities and cultures. Using Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, plantation lists, newspaper advertisements, and the multi-ethnic danced ceremony, Nation Dance, this article focuses on the demographics of the slave trade between 1669–1808 and the ethno-linguistic composition of Grenadian slave society.


This study was motivated by my interest in African history and also my Grenadian heritage: my parents were born in Riversallee, St. Patrick, Grenada.









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