Slavery : CONTENTS





(Updated on 27/05/2016)









  • The invisible people - Modern Slavery – in pictures - 17 January 2018
    "Modern slavery is a crime where the most vulnerable men, women and children are abused for criminal profit, with many victims forced to live and work in squalid conditions for little or no money. They are controlled with threats and abuse and have no means of escape. The National Crime Agency and photographers Rory Carnegie, Juliette Carton and Haitham Naser have recreated the lives of these ‘invisible people’, bringing them into view."


  • The Anti-Slavery Alphabet Primer
    "1846, Hannah and Mary Townsend of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society wrote a primer for the English alphabet. Staunch abolitionists, they made it very clear to children what the continuation of slavery in the United States meant..."










  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes - interactive map
    "315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives."


  • Mapping slave voyages - interactive map
    "Explore the 350-year history of the transcontinental trade."


  • Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography created a set of maps that show the growth of slavery in the US between 1790 and 1870.
    The population of the US is indicated by the size of dots on each 250-square-mile cell, and the percentage of those people who were enslaved
    is indicated by color. At the site, you can mouseover the map titles to advance to the next map. As you can see by the map of 1830 here, the population surrounding Charleston, South Carolina, was over 95% enslaved. The other highest concentration is around the lower Mississippi River.
    As you advance the maps, you can see the spread and concentrations of slavery move as the country grew, and the growing dependence of southern agriculture on slave labor. Another map at the site charts the year of peak slavery for each area.


  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes - interactive map
    "This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time,
    as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. The dots—which represent individual slave ships—also correspond to the size of each voyage. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on board. And if you pause the map and click on a dot, you’ll learn about the ship’s flag—was it British? Portuguese? French?—its origin point, its destination, and its history in the slave trade.
    The interactive animates more than 20,000 voyages cataloged in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database..."


  • Explore the Map and Timeline of Slavery in America

  • Products Of Slavery 
    "is an amazing online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor."