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Going South

Going South

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Slaves Waiting for Sale
Maurie D. McInnis
University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes Eyre Crowe’s painting, Going South: A Sketch from Life in America, the first in his series about American slavery. The Going South movement begins on the left, as slaves are marched from their jails after being purchased at auction, and continues with the railroad car that will take them far away from the city.

Keywords:   eyre crowe, slave trade, american slavery, slave auctions, paintings

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