Transatlantic Slave Trade Visual Record Online: Updated



This searchable collection of 1,275 images continues to be revised and
corrected on a regular basis. Since the last up-date report in August
2007, corrections and modifications have been made to already existing
entries, but new images have been added, particularly on the Caribbean,
U.S. South and West Africa in the nineteenth century.

The latter include 22 unique, unpublished drawings and watercolors of
social life, settlements, and material culture along West African coastal
areas, particularly Liberia and what is today Equatorial Guinea (Corisco
Island).  These materials are held by the Department of Special
Collections of the University of Virginia Library (see <; image references UVA01 and following).

The compilers particularly request assistance in identifying the
provenience and content of these drawings, as they continue to welcome
more generally any suggestions for corrections or modifications to the
current bibliographic and historical information.  They appreciate hearing
from persons with specialist knowledge of any of the images. Such persons,
from a variety of fields in a number of countries, have helped to improve
information in the entries, thus enhancing the site’s value as a research
and teaching tool.  The website continues to be widely used; for example,
from 4 Feb. 2007 to 25 Oct. 2010, the site has been accessed by over
515,000 “unique visitors.”

Comments can be addressed to Handler at


One response to “Transatlantic Slave Trade Visual Record Online: Updated

  1. From the 15th Century through the 19th Century, it is estimated that 15 million Africans were Enslaved by: Portugal (i, e, which started 1442), England, Holland, Spain, France, the Arabs (i, e, which started over 1000 years earlier), and their Africans Collaborators.

    It is Time that, the New World, and the above Purveyors of the African Slave Trade, PAY REPARATIONS of $15 Trillion. This Money must BE USED to DEVELOP AREAS WHERE AFRICANS WERE ENSLAVED.

    Please See:

    Gadema Korboi Quoquoi
    President & CEO

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