The Volume of the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Synthesis

@article{Lovejoy1982TheVO,
  title={The Volume of the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Synthesis},
  author={Paul E. Lovejoy},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1982},
  volume={23},
  pages={473 - 501}
}
  • P. Lovejoy
  • Published 1 October 1982
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
This article provides a synthesis of the various studies which attempt to quantify the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Since the publication of Philip D. Curtin's pioneering estimates in 1969 (The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census), there have been numerous revisions of different sectors of the trade, and some scholars – notably J. E. Inikori and James Rawley – have argued that Curtin's global estimate for imports into the Americas is too low. When the revisions are examined carefully, however, it is… 
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