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Slavery. Table of Contents. The Middle Passage. Arrival in America. Abolitionism and Frederick Douglass. The Proslavery Viewpoint. Escaping to the North, and the Southern Response. The Middle Passage. Slave capture and sale in Africa Middle Passage: journey across the Atlantic
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Table of Contents • The Middle Passage • Arrival in America • Abolitionism and Frederick Douglass • The Proslavery Viewpoint • Escaping to the North, and the Southern Response
The Middle Passage • Slave capture and sale in Africa • Middle Passage: journey across the Atlantic • The Triangular Trade
Do the slaves appear to be standing, sitting, or lying down? • Can you tell which direction their heads are facing? Remember that you have a bird’s-eye view of this section.
How crowded does this slave ship look? • Do you think more people could have fit onto the ship?
This drawing was sponsored by the Abolitionist Society of England (an anti-slavery organization). Why do you think this organization would have sponsored such a drawing?
This drawing came with a written description of the ship’s story and its involvement in the slave trade. Both the picture and the description were widely distributed, including to members of the English Parliament. What effect do you think these materials might have had on Parliament?