In: History

31 Mar 2011

The trans-atlantic slave trade database has been assembling historic records of slave ship voyages. The stunning fact to me: of the 12 or so million slaves brought to the new world, only about 400,000 came to mainland North America. The database itself can be explored through a system of searches and pivot tables, right down to the names of the ships’ captains.


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April 5th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

one contributing factor to that allocation is that slaves in tropical climates tended to die quicker than slaves in the US.

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