Routes to Slavery: Direction, Ethnicity and Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Overview

Containing records of some 25,000 slaving voyages between 1595 and 1867, this data set forms the basis of most of the papers included in this collection. Other papers offer quantitative analysis in the ethnicity of slaves, mortality trends and slaves' reconstruction of their identities.

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Most papers in this collection explore the meaning of data on the Atlantic slave trade collected by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Other essays supplement the quantitative analysis by examining issues relating to the ethnicity of slaves. Themes include mortality trends in the slave trade, African influences on the history of American slave societies, and how slaves reconstructed their identities outside their homeland. This group of studies first appeared in a Special Issue on "Direction, Ethnicity, and Mortality in the Transatlantic Slave Trade" in , v.18, no.1. Paper edition (unseen), $19.50. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714643908
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/31/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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English Historical Review -"This collection comprises a significant addition to the extant histography on transatlantic slave trade and the last three essyas in paticular, which pose almost as many questions as they answer, offer some potentially useful pointers for future research."

William and Mary Quarterly - "This collection of essays fully deemonstrates that the chronology and geography of the transatlantic slave trade can now be studies in considerable detail."

International Journal of AfricanHistorical Studies

"a sensitive blend of quantitive analysis, illuminating contemporary documentaion and...a respect for the scholarship of others

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