Africans in Hold of Slave Ship, mid-19th cent.

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Image Reference

Richard Drake, Revelations of a Slave Smuggler (New York, 1860), p.28. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-30818)

Caption, "Scene in the Hold of the 'Blood-Stained Gloria' (Middle Passage)." The author sailed on the Gloria, a Brazilian slaver, for a half dozen trips over a two-year period; conditions aboard the ship are described on pp. 89-90. The illustration is also in the 1972 reprint of Drake's work (Metro Books, Northbrook, Ill.), foreward by Blyden Jackson.