Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

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Yale University Press, Oct 7, 2008 - History - 394 pages
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"The essays in this book provide statistical analysis of the transatlantic slave trade, focusing especially on Brazil and Portugal, from the 17th through the 19th century. It contains the most up-to-date and comprehensive research on slave ship voyages, origins, destinations, numbers of slaves per port, country, year, and period. In 1999 the same authors published The Transatlantic Slave Trade Dataset (Cambridge, book and CD), but it did not include data on Brazil and Central America, which this book fills in"--Provided by the publisher.
 

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Contents

1 A New Assessment of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
1
Origins and Destinations
61
National Slave Trades
203
Some Wider Consequences and Implications of the New Data
273
List of Contributors
365
Index
367
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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.

David Richardson is an amateur historian, restoration artist and lecturer. He has restored and tinted hundreds of 2D and 3D images for his websites: http: //www.historyinfullcolor.com; http: //www.historyin3d.com; http: //www.civilwarin3d.com; and http: //www.civilwarincolor.com. He frequently lectures and conducts workshops at both the national and local levels on the Civil War as well as restoration and tinting. When not traveling he lives with his wife in Southern California.

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