Online Data Archive

Nantes Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century,

Compiled by Herbert S. Klein
Columbia University, New York

From Pere Dieudonne Rinchon
Recordings of Nantes Slave Ships
Fonds Rinchon, Boites 10-12
Centre de Recherches sur l'Histoire de la France
Atlantique, Nantes, 1697-1748
Le trafic negrier, l'organisation commerciale de la traite des noirs
(Bruxelles, Nantes, Paris: Editions Atlas, 1938, 248-301)
DPLS ed. 1978

ISBN 0-89605-034-3

This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on Nantes slave trade in the eighteenth century, 1711-1791. Specifically, the data file contains information on the date ship sailed from Nantes, tonnage, size of crew, site of slave purchase, number of slaves bought, site of slave sale in America, number of slaves sold, date ship returned to port, and number of deceased crew members. For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.

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