The remake of “Roots” is playing this week, and the History Channel has a good supporting website that includes a visualization of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

I’m adding it to the Slavery In The Colonies blog post on my United States History class blog, where it joins several similar resources (I’ll share them at the bottom of this post).

Unfortunately, though the History Channel has a track record of creating some great history interactives, they also have a terrible track record of keeping them live on their site — they often disappear in a year or two. With luck, this one will stay up longer.

Here are a few other similar resources:

Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Visualization

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes is from Slate, and is pretty amazing.