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Project director: Eltis
Key words: Transatlantic (ANY of these words -- matching substrings)
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Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director, 09/23/2011 - present)
PW-51254-11
The Origins of Identities of Africans Entering the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Supplement funding is requested for the following: For additional research in Sierra Leone, Freetown, and London. To integrate the London and Sierra Leone registers. To accomodate new photographic material. Administrative support to allow retention of services of project manager for six months.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $27,000 (approved); $27,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director, 07/19/2007 - present)
PW-50120-08
The African Origins Portal: Ethnic Roots of Africans Entering the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1819-1845

The creation of a Web-based resource on the names, cultural identification, and migration patterns of Africans in the trans-Atlantic slave trade between 1819 and 1845.

We know much about the homelands and cultures of European migrants to the Americas. This project will set in motion the discovery of the as-yet unknown backgrounds of millions of their coerced African counterparts by creating an interactive, freely available Web-based resource about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried to the Americas via the transatlantic slave trade. Using as its base detailed data on 67,000 liberated Africans (from Courts of Mixed Commission slave registers between 1819 and 1845 that documented individuals freed from slaving vessels), this African Origins portal will accomplish two related goals: 1) present and contextualize detailed geographic, ethnic, and linguistic data on movements of peoples and cultures from Africa to the Americas, and 2) foster collaboration between scholars and African Diaspora communities in order to enhance our knowledge of this African migration.

Project fields: African History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $349,641 (approved); $349,641 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 9/30/2012

Funding details
Original grant (2011) $322,641
Supplement (2011) $27,000

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director, 07/21/2005 - present); Martin Halbert (Co Project Director, 07/21/2005 - present)
PA-51985-06
The Expanded, On-Line Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

The completion of an electronic database on transatlantic slave voyages by adding 8,000 new entries, by enhancing an additional 9,000 entries, and by creating a two-tier Web-based resource to serve scholars, students, and the general public.

January 1, 2008, marks the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade in the U.K and the U.S. This project proposes to commemorate this anniversary by creating an interactive, Web-based resource about the transatlantic slave trade. Using as its foundation information about 27,233 voyages documented in the renowned Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database CD-ROM (Cambridge 1999), this project will produce a revised and significantly expanded database that will contain more than 35,000 voyages—fully 90 percent of the slave trade—and will be published via the Internet. The project will present the database and its auxiliary materials in a two-tier format: one designed for professional researchers and another for K-12/generalist audiences.

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Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $324,011 (approved); $324,011 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2006 – 6/30/2010

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