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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:52 pm
by Marilyn
Emory University has set up an electronic database where information can be found on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade:

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

Search the Voyages Database
Look for particular voyages in this database of documented slaving expeditions. Create listings, tables, charts, and maps using information from the database.

Examine Estimates of the Slave Trade
Slaves on documented voyages represent four-fifths of the number who were actually transported. Use the interactive estimates page to analyze the full volume and multiple routes of the slave trade.

Explore the African Names Database
This database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.

Special features:
Introductory Maps
Timeline and Chronology