AFRICANS IN THE NEW WORLD, 1493-1834
This project serves as an excellent introduction to the history of Africans in the Americas, from the first direct shipment of slaves across the Atlantic in 1518, to the last known shipment to Cuba in 1864. It presents a variety of perspectives, including those of slave merchants, plantation owners, merchants, ship’s captain’s, slaves and abolitionists. These sources reveal the complexities of the African-American Diaspora and will help scholars to write a more nuanced account of the events. It covers:
- The Slave Trade;
- The World of Work;
- Africans and Their Descendants in Multiracial Societies;
- The creation of an Afro-American Culture;
- Slavery Attacked and Defended: Towards Emancipation.
The project encompasses the African experience in both North and South America, from Argentina and Brazil, to Canada and the USA. The Caribbean is also very well represented.