Black Women in Europe

Portugal’s Nortorius Slave Trade


Portugal was the first European country to attempt to conquor and exploit Africa, establishing many forts along the coast and treaties with heads of state to help enable this trade in human beings. Initially the trade developed with Portugal as the hub of business, with goods and slaves traded through its capital Lisbon, with most slaves working in cities such as Lisbon, ??vora and areas such as the Algarve. Read more about Portugal’s slave trade.

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