The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa: A Review of the Literature

@article{Lovejoy1989TheIO,
  title={The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Paul E. Lovejoy},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1989},
  volume={30},
  pages={365 - 394}
}
  • P. Lovejoy
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of African History
Recent revisions of estimates for the volume of the trans-Atlantic slave trade suggest that approximately 11,863,000 slaves were exported from Africa during the whole period of the Atlantic slave trade, which is a small upward revision of my 1982 synthesis and still well within the range projected by Curtin in 1969. More accurate studies of the French and British sectors indicate that some revision in the temporal and regional distribution of slave exports is required, especially for the… 
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The main historical problem to which Professor Curtin addressed himself in the Census relates to the total number of slaves imported from Africa into all the slave-importing Atlantic regions during
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