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Old 01-03-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Default The Slave Trade: A Great New Website and Book

This is a magnificant stats site for those interested in this topic. It covers approximately 35,000 slave voyages with all the details. You can do your own search queries which have many many parameters like where the slaves originate, arrive, how many, ect. ect. You can even view each voyage with accompany stats and view it as charts and graphs along with a map display. The book is an atlas of 189 maps - awesome - you have to buy that though - which I did. You can even look-up indivual slave names.

Must be checked out and played around with it - it a very good reasearch tool.

Enjoy!

http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces

Last edited by Shiloh1; 01-03-2011 at 08:11 PM.. Reason: Forgot the website - Duh!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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I thought I would give you guys a little hint of what you could find in there when doing searches.

Everyone should be familar with the Slave Ship Amastad (from the movie). Here is some of the stats in the data set:

Year - 1803

Voyage Starting Place - Rhode Island (where it was also registered)

General Slaving Region - West Central Africa and St. Helena

Specific Slaving Area - Congo River

End of Voyage - Tybee Island, GA

Number of Slave Embarked - 330

Number of Slaves Disembarked - 248
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:03 AM
 
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Are you referring to the ship Amistad?
I believe it was a Spanish ship, I think it was Catalan, doing a illegal trip from Africa to Cuba.
Such trips were illegal, similar to drug trade nowdays, so I don't think there are reliable records.
Most big fortunes in this area, Catalan coast, were made in slave trade, even the Queen herself participated in it.
Many of all those families survive and some are very rich and they don't disclose their files because of the shame implied.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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You both are probably right. The slave rebellion on the Amistad off the coast of Cuba happened in the late 1830's. The record mentioned by the OP shows a date of 1803, so even if it is the same ship, it is certainly not the same event. Also, the Amistad of movie fame was a Spanish ship.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Just went to the site. Interesting site but definitely two different ships, one of which is American (Amastad) and the other is Spanish (Amistad).
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Great website!

Missing is the notation that in 1787 (I think) the US declared that
1...Westward expansion will occur as the result of admitting more states, and not the expansion of states' territories
&
2)...Slavery will not be permitted in the new states to be admitted.

Can't remember....Anyone know the name of that act/law. whatever it is I am remembering...sort of?

In any event, it seems to have done very little to slow down the growth of slavery.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Well, not really.
It just diverted the trade.
Slaves went to Cuba and Brazil and from there to the American South.
After the English prohibition slavery became very profitable, just like drugs nowdays.
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