"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)
Here at Dumbarton Oaks fellowship project in Digital Humanities done a few years ago:
very interesting website
With much of my teaching moving online in the 2020-21 academic year due to the pandemic, I am seeking assistance in locating online oral history interviews with men and women from West, Central, and East Africa for an undergraduate survey in African history.
Access to interviews would enable me to transition a valuable oral history group assignment from face-to-face to online instruction.
I am pleased to continue with part two on the Brazilian National Library, which focuses in more detail on the visual sources the institution has to offer. If you missed the first part, which looked at the repository in a more general way, click here.
Screenshot from the Brasiliana Iconográfica website featuring a Jean-Baptiste Debret painting of an expedition led by the Bororenos chief in Santa Catarina, published in 1835. (https://www.brasilianaiconografica.art.br/obras/18229/chef-de-bororenos-partant-pour-une-a...). Captured July 2020.
The digitized image of the village of Canudos, with original notations identifying rivers, mountains, churches, and even where the army positioned itself for the invasion. (http://objdigital.bn.br/objdigital2/acervo_digital/div_iconografia/icon258094/icon258094.jpg). Captured July 2020.