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Indian Slave Trading in Colonial America and the English Caribbean


Marine Le Puloch (Paris Diderot - EILA/ICT)


The Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas (DISA), is a database that seeks to document as many instances of indigenous enslavement in the Americas between 1492 and 1900 (and beyond, where relevant). The hemispheric study of Native American slavery represents cutting-edge research in multi-lingual and multi-national contexts in the Americas. Scholars now estimate that between 2.5 and 5 million Natives were enslaved in the Americas between 1492 and the late nineteenth century – an astonishing number by any measure (even compared to the approximately 12 million Africans who were brought as slaves from Africa in this same time period). DISA will allow the slow centralization of biographical information related to enslaved indigenous people and place them online where historians, researchers, students, tribal members, and families can use the information to reconstruct histories, chart networks, and make connections in ways that have never before been possible.

Linford Fisher est historien et professeur à Brown University. Il est l’auteur d’un livre à paraître à Oxford University Press, intitulé America Enslaved: The Rise and Fall of Native Slavery in the Atlantic World. Il dirige la mise en place de la base de données Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas.

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