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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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Going South

Going South

(p.145) 6 Going South
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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