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Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally

Box 1895 Brown University, Providence RI 02912


.” Rum-laden Rhode Island ships sailed to Africa and acquired cargoes of Africans, who were carried to the plantation colonies of the Caribbean and sold. The ships returned home with holds filled with sugar and molasses, which was distilled into rum – Newport alone possessed nearly two dozen rum distilleries – and shipped to Africa to produce more slaves, more sugar, and more rum.

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