Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database — Quantifiable data on the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Over “35,000 slave voyages that forcibly embarked over 12 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.”
The Slave Societies Digital Archive –Dedicated to sharing sources for African-descended peoples in Luso-Hispanic slave societies. Contains over 500,000 images about 6-8 million people between the 16th and 20th centuries.
The Louisiana Slave Trade Database (1719-1820) — Constructed largely from French colonial courthouse and parish records. Contains information on 104,000 Africans and African-descended people who lived in Louisiana throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. 8,442 of them listed with ethnicity.
Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative — Provides a description, interactive map, and curated bibliography of sources pertaining to Tacky’s Revolt in Jamaica, largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic World.
Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica — A recreation of a rare primary source of African diasporic music from Jamaica in the late seventeenth century. Creators analyzed and reenacted African melodies preserved in Hans Sloan’s 1707 work, Voyage to the Islands.
The African Origins Project — Database of thousands of Africans freed from slave ships in the early nineteenth century. Interactive and collaborative, designed for members of the public to browse names and contribute to analysis.
Documenting the American South— Publishing initiative contains most extensive online archive–18 different collections–of primary sources devoted to the study of Southern United States history, with an emphasis on life during slavery in the pre-Civil War years.
Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive — Online archive of sources on the history of slavery in the Atlantic World. Millions of items about Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
Mapping Occupation — Offers digital tools–a spatial history, narrative, and exploratory map–for studying the occupation of northern military forces in the southern US during Reconstruction (~1865-1880).
The Making of the Modern World — Nearly 12 million pages of primary sources related to the development of the modern Western world during the early-modern era. Places a special emphasis on trade and wealth.
17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers — Collection of early English newspapers from the 1600s and 1700s. Printed in London, British Isles, and British overseas colonies in the Atlantic World.
Locating London’s Past — Interactive GIS mapping tool based off John Rocque’s 1746 map. Offers a way to locate history of early-modern London using the map and documents like Old Bailey records.
The Small Axe Project — Four platforms, each about a different form of media and expression. Dynamic exploration of Caribbean intellectual and cultural traditions.
Abina and the Important Men— Website for a graphic novel by Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke, called Abina and the Important Men. Has additional material for the story of an enslaved African women who took her master to court in the Gold Coast in 1876.