Danish slave trade

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The Danish slave trade refers to the transatlantic slave trade carried on by Denmark-Norway around 1671, when the Danish West India Company was chartered, to 1802, when the Danish regent Prince Frederick carried out a ban on the country's participation in the trade.[1] As of 1778, it was estimated that the Danish were shipping about 3,000 Africans to the Dutch West Indies for enslavement yearly.[2] The country's ships transported approximately 100,000 enslaved Africans, about 2% of the total number the early 19th century.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Gøbel, Erik. "Danish Shipping along the Triangular Route, 1671–1802". Scandinavian Journal of History, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2011).
  2. ^ Kitchin, Thomas (1778). The Present State of the West-Indies: Containing an Accurate Description of What Parts Are Possessed by the Several Powers in Europe. London: R. Baldwin. p. 21.