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African Slave Trade Collection

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck

Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck
Deck plan of a slave ship, showing how captured Africans were arranged as cargo, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s

Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s
African captives leaping off a slave-ship near the coast of Africa, 1700s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves

Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves
African native slavers canoe carrying captives to the coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Slave caravan in Africa

Slave caravan in Africa
Captured Africans to be sold as slaves. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: African slave shed in the Congo basin

African slave shed in the Congo basin
A slave shed where African captives are held until sold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: African slave caravan on the march

African slave caravan on the march
African slavers killing a captive too weak to march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Slave Trade Collection: Swedish slave-ship bringing Africans to the West Indies, 1786

Swedish slave-ship bringing Africans to the West Indies, 1786
Scandinavian slave-ship " Grev Bernstorff" under sail for the West Indies from Africa, 1786. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration


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