"The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to have been as high as 12.5 million. The database and the separate estimates interface offer researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history." (last accessed, Sept. 23, 2016)
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Below in its entirety is an announcement from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) stating that ASECS members will have free access to ECCO for the next three months. ASECS memberships start at $50 (for non-students).
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Hello H-CivWar readers,
these past few weeks have been trying for all of us. Many of us have struggled with moving classes online, had conferences canceled, and have faced the general uncertainty of the new Covid-19 environment. In our time of social distancing, many historians have done some exceptional work, for example, hosting Zoom talks, meetings, and interviews:
- Ranger Chris Barr has done a series of interview for the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park