David Eltis,David Brion Davis,David W. Blight's Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (The Lewis Walpole PDF

By David Eltis,David Brion Davis,David W. Blight

among 1501 and 1867, the transatlantic slave exchange claimed an expected 12.5 million Africans and concerned virtually each state with an Atlantic beach. during this awesome e-book, top historians have created the 1st complete, updated atlas in this 350-year historical past of kidnapping and coercion. It positive factors approximately 2 hundred maps, particularly created for the amount, that discover each aspect of the African slave site visitors to the hot international. The atlas relies on a web database (www.slavevoyages.org) with files on approximately 35,000 slaving voyages—roughly eighty percentage of all such voyages ever made. utilizing maps, David Eltis and David Richardson convey which international locations participated within the slave alternate, the place the ships concerned have been equipped, the place the captives boarded send, and the place they have been landed within the Americas, in addition to the adventure of the transatlantic voyage and the geographic dimensions of the eventual abolition of the site visitors. Accompanying the maps are illustrations and modern literary decisions, together with poems, letters, and diary entries, meant to reinforce readers’ knowing of the human tale underlying the exchange from its inception to its end.

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