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Representing the Slave Trade

Representing the Slave Trade

Chapter:
(p.27) 2 Representing the Slave Trade
Source:
Slaves Waiting for Sale
Author(s):
Maurie D. McInnis
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0003

This chapter focuses on visual depictions of the American slave trade. The discussions include how visual arts played a vital role in Britain’s encounter with slavery; how Eyre Crowe’s decision to sketch the American slave trade connected him with the decades-earlier efforts to end the international African slave trade; and the influence of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin on the antislavery movement.

Keywords:   eyre crowe, american slavery, slave trade, virginia, antislavery movement, abolition

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