The European colonisers trafficked millions of slaves captured mainly in Africa in order to use them as labour for numerous activities. Thus, thousands and thousands of people were transported to various regions of the planet, as we know well in the case of the American continent. This 3D reconstruction details with great precision each compartment and operation of the 18th century slave ship called L’Aurore. This resource is available in the “Transatlantic Slave Trade Database”, which contains an immense amount of information on the development of slavery from the 16th century to the end of the 19th century. It is a project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (United States) and is the result of the efforts of scholars from different institutions, including historians, cartographers, and slave trade specialists and researchers.
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Video
Source: Slave Voyages
Owner: Daniel Maldonado Cid (Modernalia)
Copyright: © Slave Voyages v2.2.12 Emory University. Software licensed under GNU General Public License 3.0 or later version
Abstract: 3D reconstruction of a slave ship