Textes juridiques internationaux, nationaux et locaux concernant les traites et les esclavages en Europe, en Afrique et dans les Amériques du XVe au XXe siècle

Base de données coordonnée Dominique Rogers et Myriam Cottias, réalisée dans le cadre du projet EURESCL (7e PCRD – Social sciences and Humanities)
Cette base de données recense les textes normatifs (lois, règlements, décrets, jurisprudences) pour des pays européens (France, Portugal, Espagne, Danemark, Grande-Bretagne) ainsi que pour leurs colonies (Caraïbes francophones -Saint-Domingue, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Iles Vierges, Afrique du Nord, Afrique du l’ouest et Afrique de l’est), du XVème au XXème siècle. A ce corpus s’ajoute les Etats-Unis, et en particulier la Louisiane, le Canada et le Brésil (…)
Accès direct à la base de données : http://www.eurescl.eu/index.php?option=com_chronoconnectivity&Itemid=142&lang=fr

Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies

The Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (ESSSS) project, directed by Jane Landers and administered at Vanderbilt University, digitally preserves endangered ecclesiastical and secular documents related to Africans and Afro-descended peoples in the Americas. Other non-European groups, such as Chinese and indigenous groups are also represented. This website provides information about the project and its history and tools that allow researchers to search the ESSSS database containing nearly 300,000 documents from diverse archives in four countries. While most of the documents contained here belong to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there are also Cuban and Spanish Florida documents from the sixteenth century and Brazilian documents from the seventeenth.
On this website you will find areas dedicated to each geographic entity — Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, and Spanish Florida — and additional resources to assist in your research. We welcome feedback and encourage researchers to share the research and transcripts that they develop based on the ESSSS website.requests that you please send along your articles, dissertations, theses, essays, or teaching materials that rely on sources found in our database so that we can showcase your work on the website.
The project has benefited from NEH and British Library Endangered Archives Programme grants and is maintained by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University. They continuously expand the collection, while improving accessibility of the volumes that have already been digitized.
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La ruta de las aboliciones de la esclavitud y de los derechos humanos – La ruta del esclavo de la UNESCO

La ruta de las aboliciones de la esclavitud y de los derechos humanos – La ruta del esclavo de la UNESCO

“Primer sistema de mundialización de la história, el comercio negrero transatlantico y la esclavitud, constituyen la materia invisible de las relaciones entre Europa, Africa, las Americas y las Antillas. Este episodio dramático de la história de la humanidad (…)

Sobre la propuesta de Haïti y de paises africanos, iniciadores del proyecto, la conferencia general de la Unesco aprobó en 1993 el lanzamiento del proyecto « la ruta del esclavo ». Fue lanzado oficialmente en 1994 en el Benin.
La acción central de « la ruta del esclavo » es el programa scientifico sobre el comercio negrero (transatlantico, en el Mediteraneo y en el Oceano Indio) y la esclavitud. Este programa fue desarollado por medio de ámbitos tem´æticos de investigaciones con tres direcciones: el programa de educación, el programa sobre la promoción de las culturas vivas, el programa sobre la memoria de la esclavitud y de la diaspora negra (…)
Hoy día, « la ruta de las aboliciones de la esclavitud y de los derechos humanos » desarolla lazos complementarios com « la ruta del esclavo » de la Unesco.

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Informaciones sobre el proyecto de « la ruta del esclavo » : http://portal.unesco.org/culture

Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network

Capture d’écran 2013-11-09 à 10.54.35Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network is an open access data repository of information on the identities of enslaved people in the Atlantic World. It includes the names, ethnicities, skills, occupations, and illnesses of individual slaves. Phase one of a multi-phase project is presented here. Users of the website can access data about slaves in colonial Louisiana and Maranhão, Brazil. They can download datasets, search for ancestors, and run statistical analysis

Marronnage in Saint-Domingue (Haïti) – Le marronnage à Saint-Domingue (Haïti)

The history of marronage features prominently in the history of Haiti, the first black Republic. Today it continues to raise very sensitive questions of memory. Nevertheless, the sources of this history remain little known and often inaccessible to the general public. This is the case of fugitive slave notices published in the colony’s principal newspaper, Affiches américaines, between 1766 and 1790. A racist and disparaging source that refers to slaves as mere lost objects or stray animals, the fugitive slave notice is nonetheless one of the most important sources for understanding the way slaves in the Saint-Domingue colony reclaimed their bodies and asserted their right to dignity, even temporarily. Historians who write the history of slavery—and more generally that of the oppressed and marginalized—have no choice but to work on the sources written by slave masters and to deconstruct their underlying racial ideology. They are often the only traces remaining to tell of those who refused the dehumanization of slavery. What would be known today about Narcisse if there had not remained a notice published in June 1776? More than 10 000 slaves like him are described in the main newspaper of the colony, which in 1804 would become Haiti. This site brings them back to life for the first time (…)

An original project supported by the French Atlantic History Group (McGill University, Mellon Foundation) in collaboration with the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines of the Université de Sherbrooke, « Marronnage in Saint-Domingue (Haïti) » is an electronic interface meant to decompartementalise the archives of slavery in the French Atlantic world.

Egalement disponible en français : http://www.marronnage.info/fr/accueil.php

The Cuban Heritage Collection

The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries last year acquired
a group of documents relating to the Junta Provincial de Patronato de
dating from 1871 to 1889, which are now available fully digitized
online. This collection shines a light on the decades-long process of the abolition of
slavery in Cuba.

The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami collects, preserves, and provides access to primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, research, and artifactual value which relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present. The Collection supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Miami and the broader scholarly community (…)
Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas:
This collection consists of 157 sets of documents related to the Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas, created in 1880 when the law of patronato (apprenticeship) was passed in Spain. The law represented a legal strategy to gradually abolish slavery in Cuba. Most of the workings of the slave system were preserved, but patrocinados, as former slaves came to be known, received a minimal set of legal rights and were to be paid a token wage. The transition to the patronato system was overseen by a provincial network of government agencies called Juntas de Patronato (…)

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