If you do any African-American research you might want to take a look at this website. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is a database of the known slave ships along with all of the known stats for each voyage they made. If the ship happened to have been captured, you might see the actual names of the slaves on board along with their gender and age. Some of the stats you will find are the name of the ship, year the ship was built, name of the captain, country, of origin, number of gun mounts, departure port and arrival ports, numbers on board, number of deaths in the crew, numbers of death of the slaves and more. Even if you don’t do any African-American research directly this database is a fascinating look into the slave trade. The numbers are both staggering and sobering.
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