The three rebel queens of the Virgin Islands who led a fierce revolt against Danish rule in 1878

Denmark was a colonial power in the Caribbean from 1672 until 1917. In the Danish West Indies, chattel slavery was practiced from around 1650 until July 3, 1848, when the governor issued an emancipation proclamation. Still, the Danish government went on to make rules that kept people enslaved by contracts for another two years. In … Continue reading The three rebel queens of the Virgin Islands who led a fierce revolt against Danish rule in 1878