IIn this TED ED animated video Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy.
Professor Fritz Umbach of John Jay College talks a little history behind the movie Adanggaman (2000). Umbach presents the role and power of African elites in the Atlantic slave trade.
The Slave Wrecks Project uses remains and archaeology of slave ships to advance global scholarly and public understanding of the various vectors of the slave trade from Africa (Atlantic, Indian Ocean) that have played a foundational role in shaping global history.
In the documentary Traces of the Trade (2008) Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Given the stereotype that the Southerners were solely responsible for slavery, viewers learn how Northerners like the Browne family were intimately involved in the slave trade.
Through essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations this site shows how the story of the eradication of the international slave trade to the Americas was not straightforward. It did not happen overnight because laws were passed. It was a long, arduous, and tortuous process that spanned almost nine decades.