Excerpt of 1680 map showing continental areas bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
  Excerpt of a 1680 map showing continental areas bordering the Atlantic Ocean. A copy of the original map, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica, is housed in the John Carter Brown Library of Brown University.  
Excerpt of 1680 map showing continental areas bordering the Atlantic Ocean.


Project development

Grant Narrative
This narrative, excerpted from the original grant proposal, provides background for and describes the main goals of the Expanded Online Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database project.


Test Version - Searchable Database

Link to the latest version of the PostGRES database search interface. Login and password required. Access currently limited to project team.


Press Releases
  • Justice, Elaine. (2006, July 10). Documents from slave voyages to be digitally accessible. Emory Report (volume 58, issue 34) http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2006/July/July%2010/SlaveVoyages.htm
  • Phelan, Andy. (2006, June 2). The Champion Newspaper.
  • Poole, Sheila M. (2006, September 10). History of slave trade shipments to go online. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Metro News, p. D1).
  • Trans-Atlantic slave voyages data to go online. (2006, June 21). News from Africana Heritage http://www.africanaheritage.com/_News_Article_.asp?NewsID=69
  • CNN International. (2007, March). Inside Africa. [Interview with project co- Principal Investigator and international slave trade scholar, David Eltis.]

Curriculum Development Team - Call for Participants
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database project team invited applications for our Curriculum Development Team--a select group of experienced education specialists who will design lessons and activities using the database and auxiliary website materials.

The Curriculum Development Team uses current geography, social studies, and history standards to develop lessons, activities, teaching guides, and other curricular materials geared towards primary and secondary students. As part of their work, members of this team enjoy access to the prototype database and also discuss its further development with the project team.

Heather Dahl, Manzano High School, Albequerque, New Mexico
LaNesha DeBardelaben, Flint Community Schools, Flint, Michigan
Brian Hamilton, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, Massachusetts
Kristine Leach, Independence School, Stockton, California
Seth Meisel, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Michael Poreda, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, New Jersey
Michelle Purdy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Thomas Thurston, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, New Haven, Connecticut
Jeffrey Van Zile, Horseheads Seior High Schools, Horseheads, New York
Kaye Whitehead, West Baltimore Middle School, Baltimore, Maryland

For more information about the Curriculum Development Team or this project, please contact the Project Manager.