Economy – the relationship between production, trade, and the supply of money in a particular country or region.
Transatlantic – crossing the Atlantic; concerning countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean
Generational – relating to or characteristic of all the people from and living at about the same time , regarded collectively, relating to the different generations of a particular family
The Middle Passage – the sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies
Colonization - the act of taking control of an area or a country that is not your own, especially using force, and sending people from your own country to live there
Commodification – the action or process of treating something as a mere commodity.
Migration – the movement of large numbers of people, birds, or animals from one place to another
Maroon - (noun form / proper noun distinct from the verb form) – a member of any of the various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British settlers, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.
Narrative – a spoken or written account of connected events; a story; the practice or art of telling a stories
Latitude– the angular distance of a place north or south of the Earth’s equator or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Longitude – the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes
Imperialism – a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Indigenous – originating or occurring naturally in a particular place, native.
Colonization- the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area.
Caribbean – islands of the Caribbean (also known as the West Indies).
Privateer – an armed ship owned and officered by pirate individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping.
Palenques - maroon communities of self-liberated or escaped slaves and their families
Tropes - a common or overused theme or device; historical racial black stereotypes