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 V.
Founded on truth or fact
A commercial undertaking, dealing with goods or assets in the hope that it will bring profit to those involved
Victorian era
The period of time between 1837 – 1901 when Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire
A mark on a passport that is a sign of approval and permission for a traveller to enter and / or remain in a foreign country
The degree of clearness
Beliefs and practices with a strong emphasis on magic and the spirit world, associated particularly with the island of Haiti, in the Caribbean, and thought to have been brought by enslaved people from Africa
A long sea journey