Online Data Archive

Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1795-1811

Compiled by Herbert S. Klein
Columbia University, New York
From Arquiacao
Arquivo Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, (Codice 242)
24 July 1795 to 18 March 1811

DPLS ed. 1969

This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on slave trade to Rio de Janeiro from 1795-1811. Specifically, the data file contains information on the ship's point of departure in Africa, date of arrival in Rio de Janeiro, number of slaves carried, number of children of slaves, number of slaves in crew, total number of slaves landed, slave mortality during voyage, slave mortality upon landing, and type of slave ship (vessel). For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.

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