Black History In Canada

Layout of a Slave Ship

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Title

Layout of a Slave Ship

Description

This illustration shows the way slave ships were packed with slaves during the Atlantic slave trade. The illustration was used as evidence presented to a select committee of the British House of Commons in 1790-1791. However, it took another seventeen years before the Atlantic slave trade was banned by Britain.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Reprinted in Martin, Phyllis M. and Patrick O'Meara, eds. Africa. 3rd ed.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press and James Currey, 1995.

Publisher

Indiana University Press and James Currey

Date

1790

Contributor

Photo courtesy of the Lilly Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana University.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ISBN 0253209846 and ISBN 0852552300. Page 119, plate 22.

Citation

Unknown, “Layout of a Slave Ship,” Black History In Canada, accessed December 19, 2018, http://blackhistoryincanada.ca/items/show/19.