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Slaves Waiting for SaleAbolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade$
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Maurie D. McInnis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226559339

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.001.0001

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Mapping Richmond’s Slave Trade in 1853

Mapping Richmond’s Slave Trade in 1853

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(p.55) 3 Mapping Richmond’s Slave Trade in 1853
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Slaves Waiting for Sale
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Maurie D. McInnis

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0004

This chapter describes Thackeray’s and Crowe’s visit to Richmond, Virginia, in March 1853. Thackeray and Crowe stayed in Richmond for six days; from there they went to Charleston and Savannah. While they spent less than a month in the South, both were able to observe slavery up close, which fueled their artistic production in the following decade: Thackeray’s novel The Virginians; and Crowe’s paintings and illustrations of slavery and the slave trade.

Keywords:   eyre crowe, william makepeace thackeray, virginia, american slavery, virginians, slave trade

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