Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad reports today about a new study about Dutch slave trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The study is by Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden university) en Matthias van Rossum (International Institute of Social History).
Estimates are that The Netherlands, with over 550.000 slaves transported, was the fifth largest slave trader after Portugal (5.8 million), UK (3.3 million), France (1.4 million) and Spain (1.1 million).
Profits for slave traders were higher than historians had estimated so far, though slave trading was a risky business, with shipwrecks etc.
Dutch slavery: here.
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, the Camissa people and slavery, by Patric Tariq Mellet: here.