The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM contains the records of 25,000 transatlantic slaveship voyages made between 1595 and 1866 from all over Europe. The disc contains software that allows users to process data by the time periods and geographic regions of their choice. It also permits the downloading of data in ascii format for use in other programs. Interactive maps that allow users to establish the structure of transatlantic connections are also included on the CD-ROM. The accompanying data set contains incomplete data for 170 fields of information for each voyage, covering the people on board and their experiences, the owners and captains, the ships' characteristics, and the geographic span of each voyage. Together, the CD-ROM and the data set provide the basis for answering questions on the source and timing of the arrival in the Americas of the peoples of African descent.
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' … a quite outstanding achievement … a triumph of enterprise, industry and imaginative reconstruction … This whole project is an example of historical cooperation at its finest … This publication is a gold mine of information, most of which would have remained inaccessible to any single scholar … The CD-Rom is easy to use … the present study is as good as it gets: rooted in remorseless archival investigations, subjected to critical intellectual scrutiny and debate and rendered into manageable format by a publisher and its technical assistants who deserve the highest praise … It is a scholarly work with massive implications for our understanding not simply of the Atlantic slave trade, but for our grasp of the complex cultural and social shaping of the Atlantic world. Would David Eltis and company please step forward for a curtain call - they deserve a standing ovation.' The Times Higher Education SupplementDescrizione del libro:
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM contains the records of 25,000 transatlantic slaveship voyages made between 1595 and 1866. Software that allows users to process data by the time periods and geographic regions of their choice and permits the downloading of data in ascii format is included, as are interactive maps.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521629101