Extending the Frontiers
Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
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Extending the Frontiers by David Eltis
Book DescriptionSince 1999, intensive research efforts have vastly increased what is known about the history of coerced migration of transatlantic slaves. A huge database of slave trade voyages from Columbus's era to the mid-nineteenth century is now available on an open-access Web site, incorporating newly discovered information from archives around the Atlantic world. The groundbreaking essays in this book draw on these new data to explore fundamental questions about the trade in African slaves. The research findings--that the size of the slave trade was 14 percent greater than had been estimated, that trade above and below the equator was largely separate, that ports sending out the most slave voyages were not in Europe but in Brazil, and more--challenge accepted understandings of transatlantic slavery and suggest a variety of new directions for important further research. For the most complete database on slave trade voyages ever compiled, visit www.slavevoyages.org.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300134360
(235mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Eltis
Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Paperback (March 2015)
A monumental work, decades in the making: the first atlas to illustrate the entire scope of the transatlantic slave trade
Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 1, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Hardback (March 2011)
Surveys the history of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world, concentrating particularly on the societies of ancient Greece and Rome.
Slavery in the Development of the Americas, Paperback (December 2010)
This book contains perspectives from prominent historians of slavery in the Americas.
Human Capital and Institutions, Hardback (August 2009)» View all books by David Eltis
Human Capital and Institutions brings to the fore the role of political, social, and economic institutions in human capital formation and economic growth. Written by leading economic historians, the chapters in this text offer a broad-based view of institutions and human capital in economic development.
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Author Biography - David Eltis
David Eltis is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University. He lives in Atlanta. David Richardson is director, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, and professor of economic history, University of Hull, England. He lives in East Yorkshire.
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