Slavery; Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement
R. G. Grant
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Slavery is a comprehensive look at the history of an abomination. Words and images reveal the story of slavery around the world and across the centuries, focusing on slavery in the United States in the 1800s. This authoritative, heavily illustrated guide looks at the escalation of the Atlantic slave trade, the African peoples who were targeted, the lives they led as slaves in the American South, the slow growth of worldwide anti-slavery movements, abolition in the United States, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and more. Understand slavery-and how America's slave past has influenced its racial atmosphere today-with Slavery.
murder no crime…?” Former slave Ottobah Cugoano, Narrative of the Enslavement of a Native of Africa, 1787 A caravan of slaves in the African interior in 1795 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER THREE HOW THE SLAVE TRADE WORKED THE MIDDLE PASSAGE KNOWN AS THE ”MIDDLE PASSAGE,” the crossing of the Atlantic from West Africa to the Caribbean or the American mainland usually took around six weeks. Such a voyage was fraught
treatment and could be sold at any time. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER FOUR In places such as the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, enslaved workers were used to pan for gold and diamonds in fast-flowing streams and rivers. This was exceptionally tough work. Sifting for gold all year round in cold water brought frequent illness and a shockingly high death rate. LIFE IN SLAVERY Gold and diamonds From the age of eight, children worked in the fields or in other jobs.
considered by the slave s as a place of slaught er, so those who were going did no t expect to see their frien ds again.” African Methodist Episcopal minister Jacob Stroyer, a former slave, desc ribes the scene as enslaved African-Americans from a South Carol ina plantation are sold to traders and transported by railroad to the cotton ﬁelds of Lo uisiana in the Dee p South. 93 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER FOUR LIFE IN SLAVERY PLANTATION LIFE Field slave At work
Photographic (crb). BAL: National Portrait Gallery, London (bc). V&A Images: (t). 120 BAL: Wilberforce House, Hull City Museums and Art Galleries (clb). Corbis: Angelo Hornak (r). GC, New York: (tl). 121 AA: (tl, bc). BAL: National Portrait Gallery, London (c). Getty: Private Collection/BAL (tr). 122-123 Getty: Private Collection/ BAL. 124 Corbis: Austrian Archives (t). 125 AA: Museo Naval, Madrid/Dagli Orti (b). BAL: Private Collection (cla). GC, New York: (tl). The Kobal Collection: Dreamworks
cargo of Africans by theft, raids, and trade on the West African coast. He succeeded in selling it in the Americas. NUMBER OF SLAVES EMBARKED PERIOD 1500–1550 John Hawkins 64,000 213,000 668,000 1,208,000 1651–1700 1701–1750 2,561,000 1751–1800 3,934,000 1801–1850 3,648,000 Slave trade across the Atlantic The chart shows the number of enslaved Africans carried across the Atlantic every 50 years between 1500 and 1850. The figure rose to a peak of 6,495,000 in the 1700s. Overall, the