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Enhancing and Sustaining
David Eltis, Emory University

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A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Philip Misevich, Daniel Domingues, David Eltis, Nicholas Radburn, Nafees M. Khan
Publication: The Conversation
Date: 4/30/2017
Abstract: ? Twitter393 ? Facebook8.5k ? LinkedIn ? Print Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to Cape Town and Boston to Buenos Aires – into its orbit. To document this enormous trade – the largest forced oceanic migration in human history – our team launched Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, a freely available online resource that lets visitors search through and analyze information on nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.

Documenting Slave Voyages (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kimber Williams
Publication: Emory News
Date: 6/1/2019
Abstract: Led by Emory, a massive digital memorial shines new light on one of the most harrowing chapters of human history