Routes to Slavery: Direction, Ethnicity, and Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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David Eltis, David Richardson
Psychology Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 151 pages
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Containing records of some 25,000 slaving voyages between 1595 and 1867, this data set forms the basis of most of the papers included in this collection. Other papers offer quantitative analysis in the ethnicity of slaves, mortality trends and slaves' reconstruction of their identities.
  

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Contents

The Numbers Game and Routes to Slavery David Eltis
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David Eltis
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LongTerm Trends in African Mortality in Herbert S Klein
36
Crew Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave
49
Igbo Exiles in
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The Cultural Implications of the Atlantic Slave
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Notes on Contributors
146
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About the author (1997)

David Eltis is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University and has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Yale universities. He is author of The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas, co-compiler of The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM and its successor on www.slavevoyages.org co-editor of Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (with David Richardson), co-editor of Slavery in the Development of the Americas (with Frank Lewis and Kenneth Sokoloff), and editor of Coerced and Free Migrations: Global Perspectives. He is also author and co-author of numerous articles on slavery, migration, and abolition, most recently in the American Historical Review and the William and Mary Quarterly.

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