The Barbary slave trade refers to slave markets on the Barbary Coast of North Africa , which included the Ottoman provinces of Algeria , Tunisia and Tripolitania and the independent sultanate of Morocco , between the 16th and middle of the 18th century. The Ottoman provinces in North Africa were nominally under Ottoman suzerainty , but in reality they were mostly autonomous. European slaves were acquired by Barbary pirates in slave raids on ships and by raids on coastal towns from Italy to the Netherlands , Ireland and the southwest of Britain , as far north as Iceland and into the eastern Mediterranean. The Ottoman eastern Mediterranean was the scene of intense piracy. Davis estimates that slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli alone enslaved 1 million to 1.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The fishermen and coastal dwellers of 17th-century Britain lived in terror of being kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa. Hundreds of thousands across Europe met wretched deaths on the Barbary Coast in this way. Professor Robert Davis investigates. I took boat to Youghal and then embarked on the vessel John Filmer , which set sail with passengers. So wrote the Reverend Devereux Spratt - carried off in April for several years' bondage in Algiers, while attempting a simple voyage across the Irish Sea from County Cork to England. Spratt's experience has been largely forgotten now, though it was far from unique in his day.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Slaves were owned in all Islamic societies, both sedentary and nomadic, ranging from Arabia in the centre to North Africa in the west and to what is now Pakistan and Indonesia in the east. Some Islamic states, such as the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate, and the Sokoto caliphate [Nigeria], must be termed slave societies because slaves there were very important numerically as well as a focus of the polities' energies.
Traditional African rulers should apologise for the role they played in the slave trade, a Nigerian rights group has said in a letter to chiefs. The group said it was time for African leaders to copy the US and the UK who have already said they were sorry. It urged Nigeria's traditional rulers to apologise on behalf of their forefathers and "put a final seal to the history of slave trade", AFP news agency reports.