One important new field in African History is being launched with the close digital examination of the historical texts with all their maps. The texts have been studied for quite some time, but only recently have we developed the digital technology to study the maps collaboratively in detail.
The first objective of the “Mapping the Slave Trade” project is to digitize and geo-reference hundreds of maps relating to the slave trade in order to create an online “virtual archive” that can provide an important new platform for research and teaching on Africa and the Atlantic trade.
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- Castles and Dungeons on the Coasts and Islands: Retracing Some Steps in the Atlantic Trade
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