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 26 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter P.
The act or quality where one continues to do something in spite of oppositions, warnings or pleas
love of mankind; philanthropists habitually display goodwill and make charitable gestures
a simplified language developed as a result of colonialism. As the Caribbean islands were colonized their populations grew to include Europeans, Africans and Indians. The fact that they spoke different languages necessitated a common means of communication
the successful settlers who developed plantations in the Caribbean; the name combines their local rank and the status to which they aspired
a preconceived opinion, usually springing from feeling rather than evidence and balanced judgement
a privately owned war-ship, or its captain, licensed by one government to raid the shipping of an enemy country