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Past Graduate Fellow - Jorge Felipe

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Cuba, the U.S., and Upper Guinea during the Atlantic Slave Trade (1790-1840)

During the 19th century, the Spanish colony of Cuba became the largest slave-trading center of operations in the North-Atlantic. Between 1790 and 1866 (when the last…

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Laws

Jenny Martinez argues that the foundation of the movement that we know today as human rights was a product of one of the nineteenth century's central moral causes: the movement to ban the international slave trade.

Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (ESSSS)

The ESSSS project, directed by Jane Landers and administered at Vanderbilt University, digitally preserves endangered ecclesiastical and secular documents related to Africans and African-descended peoples in slave societies. The ESSSS Digital Archive…

Slave Biographies, Atlantic Database Network

Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network is an open access data repository of information on the identities of enslaved people in the Atlantic World. It includes the names, ethnicities, skills, occupations, and illnesses of individual slaves.…

Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to…

Jorge Felipe

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Jorge Felipe Gonzalez is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at MSU. He received his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Havana in 2007. During a couple of years after graduation, he taught different courses at…