USI – Glossary Of Terms

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.

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There are currently 16 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Igbo (or Ibo) people are members of an ethnic group from areas of Nigeria, in West Africa, who share a common culture and language
a person who comes into a country to settle
The act of including or involving as a natural or necessary part even though it is not put clearly into words
a form of contracted servitude or apprenticeship for a fixed period of time, often seven years in return for free passage to a colony, with the promise of land or money at the end
Indentured servant /labourer
a person who has sold their labour for a set period of time
the state of self government
original inhabitants
Industrial Revolution
rapid development of initially, British industry using machines in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It caused mass migrations from the countryside into the cities
The quality of being unequal
the state of being brutal, cruel, barbarous, without feeling, indifferent to the suffering of others
Lacking in feeling
Institutional Racism
The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage minority ethnic people.
A means of guaranteeing protection
rebellion, uprising, open resistance to authority
hard white substance of elephant and other animals’ tusks
Ivory Coast
a country on the coast of West Africa, officially called Cote d'Ivoire; European traders gave the area the name after the large amounts of ivory found there