The Colonization and People of Bermuda

Origins and time periods of immigration to the West Indies colonies and Bermuda

The European slave ships were designed to carry as many captured people as possible. Many captives died on the journey and survivors were sold as slaves. Slaves were stripped of all dignity, received no pay, and were given food, clothing, and shelter needed to keep them working.

The Portuguese immigrated to Bermuda from the 1850's into the 20th Century from the islands of the Azores and Madeira. (click here)