David Eltis is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History, Emory University. His research interests are the early modern Atlantic World, slavery, and migration - both coerced and free. He is the author of *Economic Growth* and *The Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade* (New York, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987) which won the British Trevor Reese Memorial Prize, and *The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas* (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2000), awarded the Frederick Douglass Prize, the John Ben Snow Prize, and the Wesley-Logan Prize. He is editor and contributor to *Coerced and Free Migration: Global Perspectives* (Stanford University Press, 2002). He is currently at work on a census of the Atlantic slave trade, a book on slave ship revolts, an analysis of the identity of captive Africans put on board slave ships, and is co-editing the *Cambridge World History of Slavery*.