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The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: US Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo

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Presented by Newport Historical Society at Newport Historical Society Resource Center, Newport RI

Mar 09 2017
The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: US Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo

US merchants brought slaves not just to the Caribbean and the North American colonies in the 18th century, but also to labor in South America. American merchants (almost all Rhode Islanders) played a significant role in the trade of slaves from Africa to the Río de la Plata in Argentina and Bolivia. While most enslaved Africans arrived in Buenos Aires and Montevideo via Brazil, American traders brought more slaves directly from Africa to the Río de la Plata than any other nation in this

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