• Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Between 1501 and 1867, the transatlantic slave trade claimed an estimated 12.5 million Africans and involved almost every country with an Atlantic coastline.
In this extraordinary book, two leading historians have created the first comprehensive, up-to-date atlas on this 350-year history of kidnapping and coercion. It features nearly 200 maps, especially created for the volume, that explore every detail of the African slave traffic to the New World.

The atlas is based on an online database (www.slavevoyages.org) with records on nearly 35,000 slaving voyages—roughly 80 percent of all such voyages ever made. Using maps, David Eltis and David Richardson show which nations participated in the slave trade, where the ships involved were outfitted, where the captives boarded ship, and where they were landed in the Americas, as well as the experience of the transatlantic voyage and the geographic dimensions of the eventual abolition of the traffic.

Accompanying the maps are illustrations and contemporary literary selections, including poems, letters, and diary entries, intended to enhance readers’ understanding of the human story underlying the trade from its inception to its end.

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Lager statusPå lager
Varenummer: 9780300212549
Periode: The Middle Ages to Modern Age
Sideantal: 307
Indbinding: Softcover
Illustrationer: Drawings and photos in b/w and colour
Mål (BxH) i cm: 23 x 30,3
Forfatter: David Eltis, David Richardson
Forlag: Yale University Press
Udgivelsesår: 2015
Sprog: English

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