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PA-51985-06

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
Martin Halbert (Co Project Director: 07/21/2005 to present)
David Eltis (Project Director: 07/21/2005 to present)

The Expanded, On-Line Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

This award will support the addition essential records to an electronic database on transatlantic slave voyages. The work will add 8,000 new entries, enhance an additional 9,000 entries, and create a Web-based resource to serve with specialized interfaces for scholars and researchers, as well as K-12 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