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Map of Atlantic Slave Trade from Africa to the Americas

About This Resource

The map of the volume and direction of the transatlantic slave trade pinpoints the place in the Gulf of Mexico where Abdurrahman ibn Sori, the subject of Prince Among Slaves, disembarked as one individual in the flow of slaves from all regions of Africa to their destinations in North and South America. The map shows that a relatively small number of slaves (22,000) were sent directly into the Gulf of Mexico.

Source

David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (New Haven, 2010), reproduced with the permission of Yale University Press, by permission published in Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/assessment/intro-maps.faces.

How to Cite This Page

"Muslim Journeys | Item #99: Map of Atlantic Slave Trade from Africa to the Americas", September 22, 2017 http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/99.

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