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The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Location: Tri-County ESC, Wooster

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY: Remember--your school can be reimbursed for your substitute: use the form HERE

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Alexander, Ohio State University

Reading:  Eltis & Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Additional Reading:

Olaudah Equiano. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. (1789, ninth edition, 1794). Chapter 2.

Quobna Ottobah Cugoano. Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil & Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. (1787). Excerpt.


The Transat-Atlantic Slave Trade Database at < slavevoyages.org > is the companion website to the Eltis and Richardson Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The database has information about almost 35,000 slave voyages. It offers researches, students, and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history with maps, a searchable database, and the ability to create charts and graphs from selected parts of the data. The site also includes lesson plans for classroom use.


DUE ON FEBRUARY 16: Click HERE for Response to Reading Assignment.

DUE ON FEBRUARY 16: Click HERE for Creating Primary Source Asssignment: 2: Creating the Nation

Click HERE for Creating Primary Source Assginment 3 about PEOPLING THE NATION,  DUE ON MARCH 17

8:30:  Refreshments

9:00:  Welcome, Icebreaker, Announcements
9:15:  Primary Source Activity: Heidi
9:50:  Break
10:00:  Presentation: The Atlantic Slave Trade
     Dr. Leslie Alexander, Ohio State University
Noon: Lunch
12:45:  Primary Source Activity: Betsy Hedler 
1:45:  Afternoon break
2:00:  Lead Teacher Heidi Haas
2:45:  Evaluation: Matt Courser
3:00:  Head for Home

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