Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

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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 have been as high as 12.5 million. The database and the separate estimates interface offer researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.




Eltis, David, “Transatlantic Slave Trade Database,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 25, 2024,