Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

A Digital History Project hosted by the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative


Featured Exhibition

African Laborers for a New Empire: Iberia, Slavery, and the Atlantic World

This online exhibition examines the beginnings of Iberian expansion into the Americas in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when political and religious leaders in Spain, Portugal, and colonial Spanish America established arguments supporting the use of enslaved Africans—and limiting other forms of coerced labor—in ways that would greatly influence the development of slavery in the Atlantic World. Published February 2014.