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A slave auction at the south / from an original sketch by Theodore R. Davis.

African American men, women, and children being auctioned off in front of crowd of men.

Map of North Africa

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Map of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Olney hymns : in three books.

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'Amazing Grace' hymn written by John Newton, which was later set to music

Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade

Writing by John Newton in 1788 titled 'Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade'. 1st print.


The Christian Doctrine of Slavery

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This is an exert from explains the religious justification,specifically the Christian Justification, used to enslave people.

Fifty Years In Chains; or, The Life of an American Slave

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This is the abridged version of the life of Charles Ball. It is an invaluable first-hand account of slavery. Due to the nature of slavery, first-hand account are rare. The account was transcribed by Issac Fisher.

Selective Excerpt from: Fifty Years In Chains; or, The Life of an American Slave

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This is an excerpt from Fifty Years In Chains; it shows how he views Christianity and the Bible.

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

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…

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. (Included are the first three chapters.)

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Arguably the most famous firsthand account of slavery from the point-of-view of one who was enslaved.

Round The Circle Of Buyers The Auctioneer Led The Slaves.

An illustration of a slave market in Marrakesh by British landscape and figure painter, Archibald Stevenson Forrest.

Watercolor reproductions of Forrest's oil paintings appeared in a series of travel books published by A & C Black in the early…