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The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Title: The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Creator: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; University of Virginia <Charlottesville, Va.>
Abstract: The approximately 1,275 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery (including some maps). The pictures show the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World. [according to site editor’s information] [supplemented and changed]
Table of contents: Categories• Maps: Africa, New World, Slave Trade• Pre-Colonial Africa: Society, Polity, Culture• Capture of Slaves & Coffles in Africa• European Forts & Trading Posts in Africa• Slave Ships & the Atlantic Crossing (Middle Passage)• Slave Sales & Auctions: African Coast & the Americas• New World Agriculture & Plantation Labor • Plantation Scenes, Slave Settlements & Houses• Domestic Servants & Free People of Color• Miscellaneous Occupations & Economic Activities• Marketing & Urban Scenes• Music, Dance, & Recreational Activities• Family Life, Child Care, Schools• Religion & Mortuary Practices• Military Activities & U.S. Civil War• Physical Punishment, Rebellion, Running Away• Emancipation & Post-Slavery Life• Portraits & Illustrations of Individuals
Keywords: slave trade; African-American; abolitionism; slavery
Countries: North America. General Resources;
Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Society » Society;
History & Geography » History up to 1850;
History & Geography » History since 1850
Location of the site's editor: USA
Resource type: Collections of Maps;
Collections of historical Sources;
Collections of Illustrations (Fotographies, Paintings, Charts)
Language: English
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