Suggested Readings

For information regarding the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, please see the linked website, which provides access to the full database as well as definitions of all the various categories for which data has been recorded.

For information regarding the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans 1750-1850, please see the linked document, which details the purpose, findings, and analysis of the climatological study conducted between 2001-2003 on behalf of the European Union.

Here is a post by Ph.D. candidate Kaylee Alexander at Duke University, who was instrumental in the cleaning and organizing of the version of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database used for this post. She details her approach to the database and discusses many of the limitations inherent in this data set. Alexander also used Tableau to visualize the information provided by the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, which helped to guide this project.

Andrew Sluyter completed a project similar to our work on mapping Middle Passage Mortality, using ArcGIS to plot the deaths of captive Africans. This project also drew on the information found in the CLIWOC database and served as an important launch point for our project.

This animation hosted by Slate provides a visualized timeline of all slave voyages that occurred throughout the entire history of the slave trade. Similar to “Remembering the Middle Passage,” the project is rooted in the information found in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.