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David Eltis
Emory University

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David Eltis is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1979). His research interests are the early modern Atlantic World, slavery, and migration--both coerced and free. He is the author of Economic Growth and The Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (New York, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987) which won the British Trevor Reese Memorial Prize, and The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2000), awarded the Frederick Douglass Prize, the John Ben Snow Prize, and the Wesley-Logan Prize. He is editor and contributor to Coerced and Free Migration: Global Perspectives (Stanford University Press, 2002), co-editor and contributor to a special issue of William and Mary Quarterly (2001), Routes to Slavery: Direction, Mortality and Ethnicity in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1595-1867 (London, Frank Cass, 1997). He is also co-creator of The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999). He is currently at work on a census of the Atlantic slave trade, a book on slave ship revolts, an analysis of the identity of captive Africans put on board slave ships, and is co-editing the Cambridge World History of Slavery.

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