Images of slave ships packed with human cargo played an important role in abolitionist efforts to eradicate the international slave trade and end the practice of slavery in the United States. These images circulated in various publications, calling attention to aspects of the horrific Middle Passage of Africans forcibly removed from their native lands and enslaved in the American south.
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Quick research resources for the Yale Collection of American Literature and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
February 22, 2017