The Transatlantic Slave Trade (Book & CD-ROM)

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9780521629102: The Transatlantic Slave Trade (Book & CD-ROM)
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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM contains the records of 27,233 transatlantic slave ship voyages made between 1595 and 1866 from all over Europe. The disk contains software that allows users to process data by the time periods and geographic regions of their choice. It also permits the downloading of data in SPSS format for use in other programs. Interactive maps that allow users to establish the structure of transatlantic connections are also included. The accompanying data set contains incomplete data for 226 fields of information for each voyage. Users should refer to the complimentary Teacher's Manual for more information on how to use this CD-ROM in the classroom. This manual will be included with the purchase of this CD-ROM, and has been designed to aid teachers in using The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM with their students. Network licenses are also available. System requirements: The following configuration is recommended to run this product. Windows 95, 98, or NT operating system; 166 MHz Pentium processor; 32 MB RAM; 800 X 600 monitor resolution X 65,356 colors (16 bits); 6x speed CD-ROM drive; 84 MB available hard disk space.

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James A. Rawley (1916–2005) was Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History, emeritus, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of several books, including Turning Points of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For, both available in Bison Books editions. Stephen D. Behrendt is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. He has coauthored a data archive of 27,233 slave voyages, The Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM.

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"[A] revolutionary new tool for understanding, in ways far more nuanced than ever before, the full historical scope of the greatest forced migration in human history. All students of Africa and the African diaspora will benefit." The North Carolina Historical Review

^[[?25h most comprehensive computerized record of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, allowing teachers, scholars, and ordinary Americans unprecedented information on 27,233 slave trips to the New World, or 70 percent of all voyages. The database...will challenge traditional perception about the inaccessibility of information on slave roots." The Boston Globe

"...will be of incalculable utility to those concerned about the extent, significance, and influence of the slave trade...these discs can facilitate hands-on instruction by the creative teacher and important and exciting research by the committed scholar." Daniel C. Littlefield, Journal of American History

"...new insights into the slave trade and refine the current body of knowledge." Associated Press

"...the largest compilation of raw data ever made regarding the shipment of slaves from Africa to the Americas between 1588 and 1867." Daily Press

...simplifiying access to little-known records that cover four centuries of trading in Europe, Africa, and the Americas...already has toppled long held theories about the sale of Africans between 1527 and 1867..." Washington Post

"Scholars have put together a new CD-ROM database about the pervasive marketing of African people as slaves, simplifying access to little-known records that cover four centuries of trade in Europe, Africa and the Americas....already has toppled long held theories about the sale of Africans between 1527 and 1867..." Washington Post

"...for serious research on slavery, the African Diaspora, and African history, this CD-ROM will be an incredible aid." Reference Book Bulletin

"An excellent source on the subject of slavery." New Historical Multimedia

"The vision and painstaking work that have gone into this remarkable new tool represent a superb achievement and a great service to teachers and researchers of early modern Atlantic history." William and Mary Quarterly

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