Description: This website is an online database full of information on almost 35,000 slaving expeditions that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries. It offers researchers, students, and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history. Records of the voyages have been found in archives and libraries throughout the Atlantic world. They provide information about vessels, enslaved peoples, slave traders and owners, and trading routes. Visitors can even search the database for a particular person using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.
Coverage: 16th - 19th Centuries