The Danish National Archives Online has created a set of online teaching materials with historical sources about the Danish slave trade. It includes sources concerning the purchase of slaves in Africa, the voyage across the Atlantic, and the slave trade in the Danish West Indies.


The Danish Slave Trade – Timeline for teaching purposes

On the timeline concerning the Danish slave trade you will find historical sources from the Danish National Archives’ large collection of documents from the West Indies. These records show how slaves were bought in Africa and sailed across the Atlantic to the West Indies. There are also documents about the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave transport, which Denmark was the first slave-trading nation to decide in 1792. The material was designed for history teaching in primary schools.

Go to the online teaching material.