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The Appalling Journey Slaves Made to the Danish West Indies

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Between the 1600s and 1800s, roughly 450 Danish slave ships left the East African coast for the Caribbean. When they arrived in the Virgin Islands, around 13% of those on board had either died or gone missing.

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Welcome to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where dazzling beaches, towering mountains, and stunning islands of all shapes and sizes meet under brilliant Caribbean skies. But these two U.S. territories have much more to contribute to the American story than magnificent views. Journey with us beyond the tourist hotspots and ocean cruise harbors and discover the region's turbulent but rich history and fascinating characters, from golf and basketball legends to kings of Latin pop and more.

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