Redefining African Regions for Linking Open-Source Data Journal Article uri icon



  • Abstract:In recent years, an increasing number of online archival databases of primary sources related to the history of the African diaspora and slavery have become freely and readily accessible for scholarly and public consumption. This proliferation of digital projects and databases presents a number of challenges related to aggregating data geographically according to the movement of people in and out of Africa across time and space. As a requirement to linking data of open-source digital projects, it has become necessary to delimit the entire continent of precolonial Africa during the era of the slave trade into broad regions and sub-regions that can allow the grouping of data effectively and meaningfully.

publication date

  • June 1, 2019

has restriction

  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • December 10, 2019 8:39 AM

Full Author List

  • Lovejoy HB; Lovejoy PE; Hawthorne W; Alpers EA; Candido M; Hopper MS

author count

  • 6

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-5413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2744

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5

end page

  • 36


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