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Slave Trade Data & Graphics

Slave Trade Animation Screenshot

For an excellent visualization of the sheer size and scope of the trade of slaves in colonial and post-colonial times, take a look at this article from Slate, and the simulation that is embedded in it. When you run the simulation, you can see the dramatic increase of exports and imports of human lives as the colonies expand, and as laws are passed to ban slave transport or import as the 1800s progress.

The data original come from SlaveVoyages.org, which is a tremendous resource for research. Consider using it if you are going to consult statistics for any of your research work in my class (or any other class where this might come up).