Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery

“Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,”  a database, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors, will launch in 2020.  The tool will link information from projects like Vanderbilt’s “Slave Societies Digital Archive”  700,000 digitized pages of religious and other documents from colonial Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Florida and Angola, Emory University’s digitized records of nearly 36,000 historic slaving voyages and details of 91,491 Africans liberated by naval court, and many others and offers the possibility of learning about the lives of enslaved individuals.  To read the complete article in Smithsonian Magazine, click here.

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