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RT-21506-93

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Henry Gates (Project Director: 09/16/1992 to present)

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database

This project will support the creation of a database that will consolidate existing national studies of the transatlantic African diaspora, providing a searchable resource of over half of the slave trade voyages made from Africa to the Americas between 1650 and 1867.

We propose to produce an accurate portrait of the transatlantic African diaspora by combining existing national studies into a consolidated data base, covering over half of the slave trade voyages made from Africa to the Americas between 1650 and 1867. The data base will contain detailed information on volume, origin, and destination of the trade; age, sex, mortality and ethnicity; economic organization, productivity and profitability; and will be of enormous utility to social, cultural, medical, demographic and economic research on Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$137,121 (approved)
$137,121 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1993 – 6/30/1997