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Captain Robert Mitchell

This volume contains information regarding a voyage of the ship Fox, a 146 ton brigantine that left Liverpool on March 8, 1774. The ship stopped first in the Cameroons, West Africa, where 148 African people were enslaved and brought aboard. The ship…

Monument of King Behanzin

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A monument of king Behanzin of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the city of Abomey. Says "I will never accept to sign any treaty making us susceptible by alienating the independence of the ancestor’s land".

Southern Planter: "Pomp, you Rascal! do you see any of those cursed Yankee ships coming this way?"

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This print is a dramatized display of slave master and slave interactions in a southern plantation home.

A Statement of the Exports from Charleston (S.C.) of the Crop of 1784, Beginning December 3, 1784, and Ending Nov. 19, 1785.

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This is a statement documenting agricultural exports from Charleston, including indigo, rice, and tobacco. Slaves are also included.

Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788

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This image of the slave ship Brookes was one of the first images of slavery to which Western societies were exposed. It shows the inhumane conditions that enslaved people had to endure. Note the lack of space and lack of means to dispose of human…

Main Ports of Slave Embarkation - Atlantic Africa, 1510-1860

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This chart illustrates the volume of voyages that left from major African ports over time.

A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and Thence Over Mount Atlas to Morocco: Including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, Etc

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This account shows the medical beliefs in Morocco surrounding leprosy, particularly in the enslaved Moor population.

Slave Songs of the United States

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A collection of slave songs from the United States.

Abolition of the slave trade, or the man the master

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This resource is a political cartoon that shows the reversed rolls of the slave and master, showcasing the brutality of the slave master.