Sao Jose


June 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The discovery of the São José, a Portuguese slave ship that sank in 1794 near Cape Town, South Africa, is “indeed a major discovery,” in part because no other slave vessel has been excavated that sank while carrying slaves, says Indiana University historian Pedro Machado, who researches Indian Ocean trade in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The story of the ship, which sank...

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Published on May 29, 2015 The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) is a long-term collaboration between six core partners, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The project is designed to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. Core partners for SWP include...

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  Published on May 29, 2015 The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) is a long-term collaboration between six core partners, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The project is designed to combine research, training and education to build new scholarship and knowledge about the study of the global slave trade, particularly through the lens of slave shipwrecks. Core partners for SWP...

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