In this course, we'll have a computer lab workshop that allows us to explore the use of this database project and how we may learn from it. The database contains the detailed transactional information on 35,000 slave voyages across the Atlantic from the 16th to the 19th centuries. For example you may find the voyages of the slave ship, The Amistad, that was the basis for the Stephen Spielberg film of the same name.
A good place to begin in this website is the Introductory Maps section. These maps are selections from David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Yale, 2010).
|Fig. 1 Map of Atlantic Slave Trade from Africa|
|Atlantic Slave Trade by Century and Country|