Saturday, December 13, 2008

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: "took 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The database offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.0

This new, free to access, database has been launched dealing with the slave trade from Africa to the New World. Called "Voyages, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database," it provides a great deal of information not just about the poor souls caught up in this madness, but also some details about the people responsible, including the name of ship's captain and it's origin. This may be of some interest to Bristol people."
source Don Cameron on Bristol_and_District Rootsweb list


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