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

David Eltis and David Richardson


This book examines the various essays based on the transatlantic slave trade database that contains 34,850 voyages, well over half of which contain information which was unavailable in 1999. A reassessment of the transatlantic slave trade is based on new information and interpretations for branches of the trade that have received less attention than they should. A new database to identify the coastal origins of vessels that were captured and condemned in the courts of mixed commission in Sierra Leone and Havana is used and detailed information now available on the Africans onboard those vessel ... More

Keywords: transatlantic slave trade, Sierra Leone, Havana, historiography, Angola, slaves, Atlantic world, German slave trade, Brazilian slave traffic, Caribbean

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300134360
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300134360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Eltis, editor

David Richardson, editor

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Part I Origins and Destinations

Chapter 3 The Slave Trade to Pernambuco, 1561–1851

Daniel Barros Domingues da Silva and David Eltis

Part II National Slave Trades

Part III Some Wider Consequences and Implications of the New Data

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