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The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Guide to the study of the Transatlantic Slave Trade at Florida International University.

On this page you will find both print and digital reference materials, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. You will also be able to search our digital Encyclopedia & Dictionary collection.

Subject Headings

Searching the catalog with the right subject heading can save time by making your search more efficient and accurate. Subject headings are controlled by the Library of Congress and applied by the library. Below are a few examples that might help in a search.

  • Slave Trade
  • Slavery--Law and legislation
  • Slave trade--United States--History
  • Slave trade--Great Britain--Early works to 1800
  • Slave trade--Africa, East
  • Blacks--America--History
  • Slavery--America--History
  • Antislavery movements

A search here might take you to other search terms that might be interesting. For example, look at this search for African Diaspora.


Looking for Primary Sources?

  • Add "---sources" to the end of your subject heading. Example: Indian Removal, 1813-1903 -- Sources

Looking for Tertiary Material?

  • Add "--dictionaries" or "--encyclopedias" to the end of your subject heading. Example: Iroquois Indians -- Encyclopedias

Reference Materials