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 7 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter L.
An event that marks a turning point
something handed down by a predecessor
To try to influence public officials and especially members of a legislative body
Log books
written record book of the navigation and other occurrences on board a ship, kept on a daily basis
An identifying symbol or motto
Lords, The
short for the House of Lords, the second chamber of the UK Parliament, originally made up of hereditary members or peers, some Anglican bishops, and senior judges (as the Lords is the court of final appeal in the UK). Today, the peer element is appointed, including some hereditary peers and other ‘life peers’