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

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Title

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

Subject

Enslaved People

Description

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 waste.

Source

Library of Congress

Date

[1788(?)]

Contributor

Mihran Tascioglu

Rights

Not in Copyright. Public Domain.

Format

Paper

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98504459/
Call Number: Broadside Port. 282, no. 43 [Rare Book RR]
Repository: Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Coverage

United States 18th Century
Europe 18th Century
Atlantic Ocean 18th Century

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Citation

“Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788,” Digital Histories, accessed May 23, 2024, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/19.