This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed

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slaveryThis use of a map on the Slate platform is very academic and slick. It’s worth a watch for 2 reasons. First the way it uses maps. If you pause the animation, you can click on a dot and get the history of the specific ship you are looking at, not just seeing icons moving across a screen.

IMG_1012 (2)It’s also a very interesting look at slavery. Having visited and stayed at plantations in Louisiana and Tennessee, you get to understand that this is all about people, but you also get the impression that most of it was about the United States, but in actual fact if you’ll pardon the pun, they didn’t cotton on to the concept of ownership of African people in the very beginning.

I think you will find this map tool and the story they use it to tell very interesting and eye opening.

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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One Response to This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

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