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Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade
Eltis, David
Adult Nonfiction G2446.E625 E48 2010

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Eltis (history & principal investigator for the Electronic Slave Trade Database Project, Emory Univ.) and Richardson (economic history & director, Wilberforce Inst. for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, Univ. of Hull, England) have transformed the massive collection of data derived from nearly 35,000 transatlantic slave voyages contained at slavevoyages.org into an atlas of 189 full-color maps. These are divided into seven sections that explore various economic, logistical, and human aspects of the trade, including "Nations Transporting Slaves from Africa, 1501-1867"; "Ports Outfitting Voyages in the Transatlantic Slave Trade"; "The African Coastal Origins of Slaves and the Links Between Africa and the Atlantic World"; "The Experience of the Middle Passage"; "The Destinations of Slaves in the Americas and Their Links with the Atlantic World"; and "Abolition and Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade." The interpretative text is authoritative yet suitable for general readers and accompanied by contemporary illustrations and quotations from related documents and publications representing both slavers and slaves. Statistical tables and a time line are included but, oddly, no index. Previously, James Walvin's Atlas of Slavery (Longman, 2005) was the only recent cartographic resource dealing with this subject. However, it is a more general overview of the practice worldwide and includes the 20th century in its scope. BOTTOM LINE Eltis and Richardson have produced a landmark, detailed analysis of the four-centuries-long, intercontinental dimension of the slave trade. Their atlas is highly recommended for public and academic library reference and history collections.-Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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