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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.

Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade

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


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…

Patterson Family Medical Receipt

Receipt for medical services (visit and medicine) by a local physician, Dr. G. W. Caldwell, to a slave, in 1862. William Patterson paid $10 for the doctor's services. It is unknown whether the slave was owned by Patterson or if he was acting on…

Slave Population of the United States: 1790-1854

A statistical breakdown of the enslave population of the United States between 1790 and 1854. This accounts for gender and age demographics, population by region and state, and the mortality rate by state. This document also shows the enslaved…

Proceedings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, relative to the prevention of the introduction and spreading of contagious diseases

This document provides an account of the proceedings surrounding enslaved people that died during the Middle Passage.

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

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

Observations on the scurvy: with a review of the theories lately advanced on that disease ; and the opinions of Dr. Milman refuted from practice

This document provides an account of scurvy seen among enslaved peoples during the Middle Passage. This document also shows the author's belief that some of the ailments could be contributed to the trauma of the slave trade and their capture.

Excerpts from A Visit to the United States in 1841

These are excerpts from Joseph Sturge's book, A Visit to the United States in 1841, and they show what he saw on his visit to the United States. He promoted for the abolition of slavery in the U.S. especiallly after his visit.

Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation

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Stylized text of the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and freed slaves in the Confederacy.