Rediscovering the Transatlantic Slave Trade Ships of the Eighteenth Century
Logbooks used on transatlantic slave trade ships that navigated hundreds of years ago can tell us parts of our history that may have been forgotten over time.
The transatlantic slave trade reached its height during the middle of the eighteenth century. During that time, ships from the Americas sold more than 6 million Africans into slavery.
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Anne Farrow dives into the logbooks of three ships involved in the transatlantic slave trade during the mid-to-late eighteenth century to discover parts of human history that had been forgotten in “The Logbooks.”