Revolt Aboard Slave Ship, 1787

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This record was last updated on 28 Mar 2017

Image Reference

William Fox, A Brief History of the Wesleyan Missions on the West Coast of Africa (London, 1851), facing p. 116.

Shows crowded top deck of slave ship with ship's crew firing guns on captives; some Africans diving overboard. This colored illustration (in a copy of the Fox book located at Widener Library, Harvard University) was first published in black and white in Carl B. Wadstrom, An Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western coast of Africa... in Two Parts (London, 1794, 1795; reprinted New York, A.M. Kelley, 1968).