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Life Aboard a Slave Ship | History

NARRATOR: From about 1525 to 1866, 12 and 1/2 million Africans were taken from their homeland and forcibly shipped across the Atlantic. A journey that almost 2 million of them wouldn’t survive. By the turn of the 18th century, European merchants were building vessels capable of transporting hundreds of slaves per journey. These ships had …

Who Were Donald Trump’s Grandparents? | History

Who Were Donald Trump’s Grandparents? | History

hometown of New York City. In fact, his family has a long history in the Big Apple, starting with his grandparents. Friedrich and Elizabeth Trump were both born in Kallstadt, Germany, and actually grew up across the street from one another. In the 1880s, Friedrich ventured to North America, making a small fortune during Alaska’s …