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Articles tagged : transport
Date
1500–1750
Region
Africa
African freedom in Tudor England: Dr Hector Nunes’ petition

Hector Nunes' petition The main source above gives examples of two related migrant groups: Portuguese conversos or Marranos (Jews, ostensibly converted to Christianity) and Africans.  ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Africa
Britain's merchant shipping: West African seafarers in Liverpool

The emergence of Britain’s merchant shipping industry As an island, Britain relied on maritime activity to maintain its economic and political power. Britain’s trade with ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
The Americas
From slavery to freedom: J. Gronniosaw's 'Narrative'

From slavery to freedom: Britain’s transatlantic slave trade From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, over 12 million people were transported against their will from Africa t ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
The lascars: Britain's colonial sailors

Indian sailors, British ships Lascars, or Indian sailors, first began to be employed in small numbers from the seventeenth century by the East India Company, which was set up by private m ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Chinese Limehouse and 'Mr Ma and Son'

British expansion in China and Chinese people in Britain The years leading up to the Boxer Uprising in 1899–1901 had seen a period of concerted British expansion in China. ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
Seafarers and stowaways in ‘London’s Harlem’

The old borough of Stepney Stepney was a borough in London’s East End, in close proximity to the London Docks. It was formed in 1900 and incorporated areas including Whitechapel, Wa ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
Somali seafarer Ibrahim Ismaa’il: from Cardiff to the Cotswolds

Protecting trade routes: Britain in Somaliland The opening of the Suez Canal in 1870 was a turning point in the history of the British Empire. In order to reach prized trading posts in In ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
The Americas
London on the move: West Indian transport workers

From waterways to tube trains: transport workers in London The development of London has been shaped by transport. From the days of Thames watermen in the 17th century, through to modern ...