The Atlantic Slave Trade
Cover art: Slave Ship by Joseph M.W. Turner in 1840
Taking a distinct approach to studying slavery in America, this edition of DIG magazine focuses on what made the slave trade possible—the routes, ports, vessels, and people.
While archeologists often dig into ancient history, there are just as many revealing new truths about relatively modern history as well. Looking at St. Helenas Island, an excavation revealed a great deal about the slave trade. Throughout DIG, you’ll find amazing photos from this site as well as notable new perspectives on how the slave trade was made possible. Dipping into everything from ocean currents to the languages, foods, and music that traveled along those ocean currents and took hold in America, DIG reveals a story you thought you new under a new lens.
Enjoy features including:
The Ports—and the Routes by Richard J. Boles
The Driving Forces by Diana Childress
From Africa to America by Eric Arnesen
The Top 3 by Richard J. Boles
What the Americas Had by Eric Arnesen
The Shipwrecked Slaver by Stephen C. Lubkemann, Jaco Boshoff, and Paul Gardullo
Let Them Speak by Richard J. Boles
Manillas by Louise Chipley Slaviek
Finally, an End by Eric Arnesen
St. Helena’s Role by Andrew Pearson
Bounty and Bondage by Alexandra Chan
Regular features of DIG magazine include Five Facts, Map, Fun with Words, Interestingly, The Calliope Chronicles, Fast Forward, Tales It Is, Ask Away!, This & That, Off the Shelf/ On the Net, In the Headlines, The Adventures of Dr. Dig, and Artifacts.