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A History of the Trade - Digging Deeper


Would you like to learn more about this topic? Here are some suggestions for digging deeper:


Curtin, Philip D., ed. Africa Remembered: Narratives of West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 1997.

Diouf, Sylviane A. Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Diouf, Sylviane A., ed. Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003.

Eltis, David and David Richardson. Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Rediker, Marcus. The Slave Ship: A Human History. New York: Penguin, 2007.

Smallwood, Stephanie E. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.


The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database - Database of 35,000 slave voyages. Detailed information on each voyage: essays, timeline, images and maps. Database of 67,000 Africans freed from slave ships.

The Abolition of the Slave Trade: The Forgotten Story - Site of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library: essays, illustrations, 115 books and articles, timeline and seven maps.

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience - Site of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Essays, books, articles, 8,000 illustrations, and maps on 13 migrations including the transatlantic slave trade.

The Slave Trade - Interactive site of the National Maritime Museum in England.

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool - History of the slave trade; transcripts and podcasts of lectures.

The Atlantic Slave trade and Slave Life in the Americas - More than 1,200 images from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia.

The Middle Passage - Illustrations by Tom Feelings.

Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua -