The Cultural Landscape of the Transatlantic Slave Trade


Old-time-Map-of-Barbados editPROJECT SUMMARY:
Based on a strong working relationship with a number organizations and partners in Barbados, W.I., we will design and lead a 7- day/6-night field experience to Barbados that explores the historic and contemporary legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Barbados’ site and situation as the 5th largest economy in the Western Hemisphere.

The field experience to Barbados will include traditional museum and site visits, field research centered around an essential question;  archival research, service learning; and curriculum development.  An assembled team of teachers and scholars will explore and collect data and evidence from key organizations in the cultural landscape

PARTNERS:  The Barbados National Museum, the University of West Indies at Cave Hill, the George Washington House, the Barbados National Archives, the Codrington School, the West Indies Federal Archives Centre, Saint Nicholas Abbey Plantation, and the Barbados Garrison Historic Area.

FUNDING & SUPPORT: Funding was made possible by the Virginia Geographic Alliance.



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