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A New Assessment of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

David Eltis and David Richardson

in Extending the Frontiers: Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134360
eISBN:
9780300151749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134360.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a new assessment of the transatlantic slave trade, including the organization and publication of the massive amount of new data on slave-trade voyages, the production of ... More


Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

The earliest Atlantic slave trade began in the Greater Senegambia. This region was an important source of African slaves, who were shipped to the Americas for the rest of the eighteenth century. This ... More


Lower Guinea: Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Lower Guinea coasts named by maritime traders as the Ivory Coast, the Gold Coast, and the Slave Coast on the Bight of Benin were major sources of enslaved Africans brought to the Americas. This ... More


Readying the Ermelinda

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

This chapter reports on Rufino’s life as a cook on the Ermelinda, a slave ship whose name changed more than once, usually to to fool the domestic and foreign authorities who were combating the ... More


Back to Sea

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0018
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

Acquitted from accusation of illegal slave trading, the Ermelinda gets ready to return to Brazil. Six other Brazilian ships were not so lucky, and were condemned in 1842. Of its original crew, only ... More


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