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Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843

Title details

SN: 1384
Title: Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-1384-1
Depositor: Robbin, A., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Data and Program Library Service
Principal investigator(s): Curtin, P.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Department of History
Sponsor(s): Carnegie Corporation (New York)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Columbia University (New York)
Other acknowledgements: Data edited, corrected and cleaned by Herbert S. Klein, Department of History, Columbia University


The citation for this study is:

Curtin, P.D. (2004). Slave Trade Movement between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 1384,

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Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Economic history - History
Ethnic minorities - Social stratification and groupings
Imperial and colonial history - History
International and diplomatic history - History
International politics and organisations - Politics
Military, naval and maritime history - History
Social history - History
Transport history - History
Travel and transport


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

To conduct a quantitative analysis of the slave trade from Africa to the Americas during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Main Topics:
Ship's port of arrival, date of arrival, type of vessel, tonnage, master's name, number of guns, number of crew, national flag, number of slaves, port of departure, number of days of voyage, mortality.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1817 - 1843
Dates of fieldwork: 1968 - 1973
Country: Angola | Bahamas | Belize | Benin | Brazil | Cameroon | Cape Verde | Congo | Cuba | England | Equatorial Guinea | Gabonese Republic | Gambia | Ghana | Guadeloupe | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Ivory Coast | Liberia | Madagascar | Martinique | Mozambique | Nigeria | Puerto Rico | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Surinam | Togo | United States | Uruguay | Virgin Islands (USA)
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Slave ships
Universe: Cross-national
Slave trade
Slave ships arriving in the Americas from Africa recorded in selected Parliamentary Papers, 1817-1843
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 2313 (obtained) slave ships
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: BPP 1845 XLIX, 593-633 [73]

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1979
Latest edition: 26 February 2004 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright P. Curtin
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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By principal investigator(s):
Curtin, P.D., The Atlantic slave trade: a census (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969)

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