Layout of a Slave Ship
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.
Reprinted in Martin, Phyllis M. and Patrick O'Meara, eds. Africa. 3rd ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press and James Currey, 1995.
Indiana University Press and James Currey
Photo courtesy of the Lilly Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana University.
ISBN 0253209846 and ISBN 0852552300. Page 119, plate 22.