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The Transatlantic Slave Trade:The Slave Trade in Africa and the West Indies, 1675-1907 Trial Series

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Follow the slave trade from Africa and America to Britain through these records. See who traded in slaves, read accounts of their transportation and learn about the plantations where they were forced to work. Then uncover the philosophies that endorsed or fought against the existence of this trade in people.

Dates Covered



  • Bodleian Library, British Library, and others
  • Keele University Library
  • Liverpool (England). Record Office
  • Liverpool Record Office
  • Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Somerset Record Office
  • Surrey History Centre


Licensed to access American Slave Trade Records and Other Papers of the Tarleton Family, 1678-1838

Contributor: Liverpool Record Office Contents: 3 Volumes, 7 Documents (655 Pages)
The Tarleton family were influential merchants in Liverpool during the 18th century. The patriarch of the family, John Tarleton, was...

Licensed to access Antigua, Slavery and Emancipation in the Records of a Sugar Plantation, 1689-1907

Contributor: Somerset Record Office Contents: 6 Volumes, 232 Documents (25,432 Pages)
This collection contains records pertaining to the Tudway family’s ownership of an Antiguan sugar plantation during the 17th, 18th, and...

Licensed to access Scottish Trade with Africa and the West Indies in the Early 18th century, 1694-1709

Contributor: National Library of Scotland Contents: 8 Volumes, 76 Documents (10,219 Pages)
This collection contains the financial and administrative records of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies (also...

Licensed to access Slave Trade Records from Liverpool, 1754-1792

Contributor: Liverpool (England). Record Office Contents: 5 Volumes, 44 Documents (2,970 Pages)
This collection offers a window into one of the darkest episodes of Britain’s history. Over the course of the 18th...

Licensed to access Slave Trading Records from William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797

Contributor: Keele University Library Contents: 2 Volumes, 31 Documents (1,890 Pages)
William Davenport was a Liverpool merchant and British slave trader. From the late 1740s till the early 1790s, he invested...

Licensed to access Slavery, Exploitation and Trade in the West Indies, 1759-1832

Contributor: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru Contents: 4 Volumes, 91 Documents (9,742 Pages)
Nathaniel Phillips (1733-1813), was a British plantation owner who moved to Jamaica and rode the wave of burgeoning wealth of...

Licensed to access Slavery in Jamaica, Records from a Family of Slave Owners, 1686-1860

Contributor: Surrey History Centre Contents: 6 Volumes, 74 Documents (6,139 Pages)
This collection contains records detailing the Goulburn family’s longstanding ownership of the Amity Hall plantation and associated properties in Jamaica...

Licensed to access Slavery Through Time: from Enslavers to Abolitionists, 1675-1865

Contributor: Bodleian Library, British Library, and others Contents: 6 Volumes, 61 Documents (28,202 Pages)
This collection explores and offers varying perspectives on the explosive debate around the Transatlantic Slave Trade during the 17th, 18th,...
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