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Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1795-1811

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VARIABLE CODE COLUMN
Project Number 1 1
Identification Number according to number on list from 001-375 2-4
Date month from 01-12;
year by last two numbers of the year:
e.g. 1795-95 1801-01
5-8
Type of Ship Curveta - 1
Sumaca - 2
Galera - 3
Bargentim - 4
Paquete - 5
Fragata - 6
Naveo - 7
Escuna - 8
Unknown - 9
9
Leave Blank   10
African Ports Benguela - 1
Angola - 2
Sao Thome - 3
Cabinda - 4
Costa de Mina - 5
Mozambique - 6
Malemo - 7
Calabar - 8
Unknown - 9
11
Adults Landed Alive, Including Slaves in Crew actual number 001-999 12-14
Children Landed Alive (pe-category) actual number 01-99 15-16
Children Landed Alive (Pecho-category) actual number 01-99 17-18
Slaves in Crew actual number 01-99 19-20
Total of all Persons Landed Alive, Less Slaves in Crew actual number 001-999 21-23
Adults Who Died At Sea actual number 001-999 24-26
Children (PE) Who Died At Sea actual number 01-99 27-28
Children (Pecho) Who Died At Sea actual number 01-99 29-30
Adults Who Died on Landing in Rio actual number 001-999 31-33
Children (PE) Who Died on Landing in Rio actual number 01-99 34-35
Children (Pecho) Who Died on Landing in Rio actual number 01-99 36-37
Total of all persons shipped from African, Less Slaves in Crew
(Obtained by adding cols. 21-23 to all subsequent cols. up to
and including col. 37)
  38-40

 


 

Data Abstract:

Title
Slave trade ships to Rio De Janeiro, 1795-1811, Records of
Orginating Organization or Researcher
Professor Herbert S. Klein, Department of History, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027
DISC Source
Professor Philip Curtin, Department of Hisory, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Date of Study or Data Collection
1969
Universe to Which Data Pertain
All slave ships voyages known to port officials of Rio de Janeiro from 24 July 1795 to 18 March 1811
Sample Description
slaveship voyages
Number of Data Units
375 cases
Reference Material
Herbert S. Klein, "The Trade in African Slaves to Rio de Janeiro, 1795-1811; Estimates of Mortality and Patterns of Voyages" Journal of African History Vol. X, No. 4 (1969), pp. 533-549. Mauricio Goulart, Escravidao Africana no Brasil (Sao Paulo, 1950).
Publications Relating to These Data
Klein "The Trade in African Slaves"... Journal of African History.
Condition of Data
Presumed good. Complete data for only 351 cases, partial data for remaining 24 cases.
Abstract of Content
Cases concern all slave ships known to have landed in Rio de Janeiro 1795-1811. Data file records the ship's point of departure in Africa, date of arrival in Rio de Janeiro, number of slaves carried, number of children, number of slaves in crew, number landed, slave mortality during voyage and immediately upon landing, and type of vessel.
Classification
Unrestricted use pending permission of Professor Herbert S. Klein, Department of History, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027

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