Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade
David eltis: “atlas of the transatlantic slave trade”
“… [This book] is a human document as well as a rigorous accounting of this historical catastrophe, one that documents some 35,000 individual slaving voyages, roughly 80% of those made… It’s chock-full of heartfelt poems, photos, emails, and journal entries.” —New York Times’ Dwight Garner
“The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has been brilliantly recreated.
The analysis of chattel slavery needs this atlas. It should be available to any student of slavery.” —University of Maryland’s Ira Berlin
“These magnificent maps—all 189 of them—describe almost every part of one of the world’s most heinous crimes. A suitable representation for an epic and gruesome drama. A brilliant contribution to the field of scholarship.” —Johns Hopkins University’s Philip D. Morgan
“The maps and introductions to them are sophisticated and erudite, and they provide the best and most available interpretations of different aspects of the transatlantic slave trade. The strong review and evidence presented will create a permanent distinguished stamp on the book, confirming it as a groundbreaking text for both beginners and advanced students, full of perspectives and new findings.” —University of Texas at Austin’s Toyin Falola
David hayman: history of the transatlantic slave trade
Slavery in the Atlantic must be seen in a wider light than the British-anglophone Atlantic. After 1820, a time of mass and plantation slavery was developed in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, for example, thanks to people smuggling and contraband. Another 2-3 million enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas between 1820 and 1865, the bulk of them against the statute (Zeuske 2013b). The anglocentric paradigm of the 19th century as a century of abolitionism must be challenged when viewed from the viewpoint of this iberian Atlantic: the 19th century’s Hidden Atlantic marked the height of mass slavery, also known as second slavery (Tomich and Zeuske 2008). This process was focused on the exploitation of human body and labor resources in highly efficient plantation economies that produced and exported for the global market while also stimulating Western Europe’s industrial and financial capitalism.
Slavery was clearly not an anomaly, an accident, or a result of the “civilized” North, but was inextricably linked to the emergence of capitalist modernity, which was a “slaving-modernity founded on the capitalization of human bodies” (Zeuske 2018).
The atlantic slave trade in two minutes
Between 1501 and 1867, an estimated 12.5 million Africans were enslaved in the transatlantic slave trade, which included almost every country with an Atlantic coastline. Two leading historians have compiled the first detailed, up-to-date atlas on the 350-year history of kidnapping and coercion in this remarkable book. It includes nearly 200 maps that were developed specifically for the video game.
What is the best way for me to read the book? I’m from Biafra, a country on the west African coast where this forced migration took place. Our forefathers and mothers were victims of the unfortunate situation. I’ve been looking for a well-researched and historically accurate account of the slave trade across the Atlantic. Now I’m sure I’ve seen one around here. Since the book is not available in my country, please provide me with a pdf link. Thank you.
I’m not sure if there’s a connection for the book, but the information it uses should be available at www.slavevoyages.org. I’m hoping you’ll be able to get a hold of… I’m not sure if there’s a connection for the book, but the information it uses should be available at www.slavevoyages.org. I hope you can find a copy of this book because I learned a lot from it while reading and researching it. I can inform you that the captives who were shipped out of the Bight of Biafra had some of the highest mortality rates of any slaves. (reduced)
First african slaves arrive in americas
Slavery is one of humanity’s most heinous and degrading scars. We seldom get through the obligatory history class checklists because the subject is so disturbing. However, dealing with everything from current race relations to modern-day slavery such as human trafficking and labor abuse requires an appreciation of the complex processes and historical contexts of slavery. Between 1501 and 1867, the Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade provides a fascinating record of the mass capture and abuse of an estimated 12.5 million Africans who were traded with nearly every nation bordering the Atlantic.
Nearly 200 original maps from Emory University’s Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, an online portal covering a variety of unsuspected factors that played a role in the history of the slave trade, from the topography of coastal areas to the movement of sugar production, are featured in the novel, written by leading historians David Eltis and David Richardson.
The Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade is known as the “Rosetta Stone” of slave history. But it’s also a convincing example of what we think will become increasingly relevant in the coming years: the cultural importance of database-driven storytelling, a fertile intersection of science and the humanities.