Online Data Archive

Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on the following slave trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: records of slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of eighteenth century France, slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the eighteenth century, English slave trade (House of Lords Survey), Angola slave trade in the eighteenth century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade in the eighteenth century, and slave trade to Jamaica.   For information about the data sets, read the study descriptions for each data set.



Will these data sets help answer your specific questions? For a quick overview, take a look at
What the Slave Movement Site Can & Cannot Do For You.

To look up individual names or ships, visit Voyages: The African Names Database ("This database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.")

For more information on slavery and the slave trade in the 18th & 19th centuries, visit our Related Links page.

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