About the Project
Led by Professor of History Greg O’Malley, The Intra American Slave Trade Database aims to document and make publicly accessible evidence on slave voyages within the Americas through an online database. This project grew out of the successful seven-year operation of Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database, which documents transatlantic slave voyages. The Intra American Slave Trade Database project builds on Voyages by adding intra-American slave voyages (e.g. from Jamaica to South Carolina) to the existing Voyages website. This addition offers researchers a more complete picture of the slave trade to the Americas since many societies that exploited slave labor acquired captives indirectly rather than straight from Africa.
This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, a University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Engaging Humanities Grant, and an ACLS Digital Extension Grant.