Online Data Archive

Records of Slave Ship Movement Between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843

Compiled by Philip D. Curtin
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Edited by Herbert Klein
Columbia University, New York

From Parliamentary Papers XLIX (73)
593-633, Foreign Office, 1845

2nd. DPLS 1973 ed.
ISBN 0-89605-036-X

This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas from 1817-1843. Specifically, the data file contains information on the ship's port of arrival, date of arrival, type of vessel, tonnage, master's name, number of guns, number of crew, national flag, number of slaves, port of departure, number of days of voyage, and mortality. For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.

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