Slaves waiting for sale : abolitionist art and the American slave trade - paperback ed. (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Slaves waiting for sale : abolitionist art and the American slave trade - paperback ed.

Author: Maurie Dee McInnis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. This innovative uses Crowe's paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Eyre Crowe; Eyre Crowe; Eyre Crowe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurie Dee McInnis
ISBN: 9780226055060 022605506X 9780226559339 0226559335
OCLC Number: 1200785972
Description: viii, 268 pages, 12 color plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: waiting --
With Thackeray in America --
Representing the slave trade --
Mapping Richmond's slave trade in 1853 --
The red flag --
Dressed for sale --
Going South --
Exhibiting the slave trade in England --
Epilogue: remembering the slave trade.
Responsibility: Maurie D. McInnis.

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In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series  Read more...

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